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'... thoughtful, committed citizens 
can change the world ..." 


Volume 24 Number ' 



Editorial Staff 

Kelly Alsedek 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07 

Rich Drazin '1 1 

Emily Gertenbach '11 

Meghan Gibson 

Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor 

Christine Brandt Little 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 

Charles McElwee '1 1 

Katrina Weils '12 

Anita Williams 

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12 "Never doubt that a small group of 

thoughtful, committed citizens can change 
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that 
ever has." - Margaret Mead 

The College's mission "is to enable our students to become people 
of broad vision, capable of making informed decisions, and 
prepared for a life of service to others" Learn about several alumni 
and current students who are advancing the Valley mission in 
their daily lives. 


2 Valley News & Notes 
22 Class News & Notes 
36 InMemoriam 

On the Cover: LVCs national award-winning chapter of the American 
Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annually holds awareness 
events spotlighting different forms of the disease. Here, Rich Drazin '1 1 is 
outlined in chalk by Megan McGrady '1 1 (top) and Sarah Bronstein '1 1 . 
These chalk outlines of "bodies" illustrate the dangers of tobacco use. 

inside Cover: Richard Kohr '83 has been a licensed Gettysburg battlefield 
guide for 1 5 years. Licenses to regulate the quality of battlefield guides 
were first established by the federal government in 1915. Here, Kohr 
stands on top of Devil's Den with Little Round Top in the background. 

Editor's Notes: John Boag 'BO was profiled in the spring 2009 issue of 
The Valley (p. 38). A loyal graduate wrote in to tell us that Boag is a third- 
generation alumnus ofLVC; his grandfather (Samuel F. Morrison 'IB), father 
(John D. Boag '5 1), mother (Margaret Bower Boag '5 1), and sister (Jean 
Boag Reese '76) also graduated from the Valley. Also, Ray Swingholm '51 
was mentioned on page 18 but was not identified as a graduate. 

FALL 2009 


Valley News & Notes 

US. News Ranks WC Even Higher 
in " Great Schools, Great Prices" 

Lebanon Valley College is now ranked number two in the North in the 
"Great Schools, Great Prices" category among "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" 
in U.S. News & World Reports 2010 edition of Americas Best Colleges. 

LVC was ranked number three last year, and has been rated 
among the top 10 colleges in this category for the last five 
years. LVC retains its ranking as eighth overall among the 
71 comparable institutions in its regional category. 

lvc has been ranked among the top tier of 
the 319 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the 
nation for 1 6 consecutive years. 

Among the 319 institutions nationwide in its category, 
the College is ranked in the top two percent for enrolling 
Freshmen from the Top 25 percent of their High School 
Class and in the top three percent for Average Freshman 
Retention Rate (meaning the students return for their 
sophomore years). LVCs Average Graduation Rate of 
71 percent puts it among the top three percent of all 
319 colleges and universities in the country. Only seven 
institutions had a higher graduation rate, among them are 
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine 
Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy. 

Religion and Philosophy Major Wins Fulbright 

Carissa Devine '09 of York is studying in a Utopian community in India for 10 
months on a Fulbright Scholarship. Devine will study how the 2,000 people in 
Auroville, a southern India community, observe and honor their philosophy. The 
religion and philosophy major is already familiar with the community, having 
lived there for a time during a semester abroad in her junior year. 

Devine is the second person at the Valley to win a Fulbright Scholarship this 
year. Jared Larson, a visiting instructor of Spanish, is using his Fulbright to 
conduct research at Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, on the effects 
of Muslim immigration in the Iberian Peninsula. Over the last few decades, 16 
undergraduates at LVC have won Fulbright awards. Follow Carissa's blog from 
India at 

2 The valley 

LVC Students Complete 

13,334 Hours of Community Service 

JLVv^ StUClCntS completed 13,334 hours of community service 
during the 2008-2009 academic year, mosdy for the greater Lebanon 
community. The students represented 52 campus organizations, 
athletic teams, academic departments, and special-interest residence 
communities. An awards system was developed last year to give 
students an incentive to serve the community. Students who served 25 
to 60 hours received a Bronze Community Service Award; 61 to 99 
hours of service merited a Silver Award. To earn a Gold Award, 
students had to log 100 hours of service and participate in a residential 
service project of at least three days. Two students, Kelcie Fritts '10 
of Bethlehem and Chrissy Garrison '10 of Hatboro, both elementary 
education majors, qualified for Gold Community Service Awards. 

(L to R): Jennifer Murphy '11, Mark Rosborough '11, 
and Sarah Kenney '11 study plans for their volunteer 
work with Lebanon Habitat for Humanity. 

Two LVC Professors 
Inducted into Central PA 
Jazz Hall of Fame 

Two members of the LVC music faculty, Tom Strohman 75 
and Jim Miller, were inducted into the Central PA Friends 
of Jazz Hall of Fame in May. Both men are founding 
members of Third Stream, one of the mid- Atlantic regions 
finest music ensembles. Strohman and Miller were selected 
for the honor because of their efforts to present and 
preserve live jazz in the region, as well as for their volunteer 
engagement in the organization. 

Tom Strohman '75 

Jim Miller 

FALL 2009 

Valley News & Notes 

New Students Serve Local 
Community with 15 Projects 
during Orientation 

During fall orientation, more than 
400 new students worked together on 
1 5 projects designed to benefit service 
organizations in Lebanon County and 
beyond. The students wrote letters of 
encouragement to current military 
personnel, veterans, and residents in 
local retirement communities. They 
also built and painted 45 bird houses to 
benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon 
County, and made 90 kitten-receiving 
blankets for the Humane Society of 
Lebanon County. Many of these projects 
were completed around the 220-meter 
indoor track of the Edward H. Arnold Sports Arena. As they worked, students got to 
know one another and enjoyed music provided by a live DJ. The Orientation Service 
Project is the first of a series of programs designed to support LVCs goal to "prepare 
students for a life of service to others," a key tenet of the College's mission statement. 

The following alumni 

were named teacher mentors at 
their respective schools by former 
students, and were featured in a 
special edition of the Lebanon Daily 
News last spring: Stephen "Steve" 
Miller 75, Timothy J. Eck '90, Paul 
W. Dissinger '94, Dennie Speicher 
Boltz 96, Shane M. Thomas '96, 
Juanita Harkins M'OO, Jared M. 
Daubert '02, Ronda L Sowers '04, 
Henry K. Saner '05, Alissa B. Bow- 
man '08, and Kim Grissinger '08. 

Stanson Hall Opens 

Stanson Hall, a three-story, gabled brick 
building honoring Greg G. Stan SO n '63, 
P'92 ff P'95, LVCs vice president emeritus 
of enrollment and student services, 
opened this fall. The residence houses 
148 students in nine pods, or sections, 
of about 16 residents each. To foster 
an even greater sense of community, 
a group of first-year students, enrolled 
in a course based on the College's 
yearlong colloquium Wired, will share 
a pod. Students in two other "learning 
communities" are housed in Mary Green. 

Distinguished Artists Series 

As one of today's foremost interpreters of the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, pianist 
Santiago Rodriguez earned a standing ovation in September after his performance 
at LVC as the first of three internationally known pianists to perform as part of LVCs 
new Distinguished Artists Series. His program, which also featured works by Mozart, 
Schumann, and Chopin, was followed in early November by a concert by Petronel 
Malan, a multiple-Grammy award nominee. The final concert on LVCs new Steinway 
D Concert grand piano will feature Hwaen Ch'uqi, who grew up in nearby Manheim, 
Pa. He will perform on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center. For 
more information on programs and tickets, visit or call the Music 
Department at 717-867-6275. 


IYC Hosts Tibetan Monks 
for Mandala Sand Painting and Banquet 

The Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery 

created a mandala sand painting in the Lynch Memorial 
Hall atrium during the first week of November. To construct 
the mandala, the Buddhist monks carefully tapped dyed 
sand particles on a board using small tubes and funnels. 
At the opening ceremony, the monks chanted prayers for 
peace, prosperity, and healing. Accompanied by delicate 
hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes, the chant 
master intoned a full chord of three notes. A banquet 

featuring Tibetan food followed. During the meal a Tibetan 
geshe explained these traditions, and screened a video ex- 
plaining the history of Buddhism in Tibet. To symbolize the 
impermanence of all life, the mandala was deconstructed 
at the end of the week and the sands were dispersed in 
Quittapahilla Creek. Other events during the week included 
a Tibetan Puja (worship service) and a demonstration of the 
traditional Tibetan art of mani stone painting. The monks 
also shared a traditional yak dance and participated in a debate. 

The Valley Humanities Review — High School Scholarship Contest 

The Valley Humanities Review \s pleased to announce its 
annual High School Scholarship Contest. We are currently 
seeking essays in the humanities written by current high 
school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual 
rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize 
and publication in the spring 2010 issue. Submissions will be 
accepted until Dec. 15. All submissions should adhere to the 
Chicago style in formatting, footnoting, and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, be free 
of errors, and have an original title. Please only one essay per student. All contest submissions should be sent to submissions- as an attachment of either a Word document or a PDF. Please list the title of the contest to which you are submitting 
in the subject line of your e-mail. All contest entries should be free of any identifying marks such as names, addresses, or high 
school affiliations. 

The Valley Humanities Review was created to encourage and 
support undergraduate research in the humanities. Hosted by 
the LVC English Department, the review is funded by a Pleet 
Initiative Grant which was started in early 2008 through a 
generous gift from David and Lynn Pleet of Lebanon. 

FALL 2009 

Valley News & Notes 

Chemistry Faculty and Students 


. he Chemistry Department continued its rich tradition 
of student/faculty research with the following publications, 
internships, and presentations: Jason Navin '08, Dr. Andy 
Marsh, assistant professor of chemistry, and two collabo- 
rators from the University of California Berkeley published 
a paper in the July 2009 edition of the journal Analytical 
Chemistry on their experimental work. Heather Howard '11 
participated in the highly competitive NASA Undergraduate 
Student Research Program in the summer of 2009. Nicholas 
Boaz '10 and Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of 
chemistry, were awarded a Moissan Summer Undergraduate 
Research Fellowship by the Division of Fluorine Chemistry 
of the American Chemical Society. Peelen, working with his 
student research group, published a paper in the April 2009 
edition of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Student co- 
authors were Alison Hartman '07, currendy in a doctoral 

program in geochemistry at Columbia University; Cheryl 
Brophy '07, Visiting Scientist Program, FBI Academy, 
Quantico, Va.; Julia Cupp '08, Postbaccalaureate Intra- 
mural Research Training Award Fellowship, National Insti- 
tutes of Health, and 2009 entrant to the Pennsylvania State 
University's College of Medicine; and Daniel Hodge '09, 
Eastern Virginia Medical School. Allix Sanders '10 won the 
2009 Judith Bond Award as the top junior chemistry major 
in colleges and universities in south central Pennsylvania. 
The $500 award is annually given by the Southeastern 
Section of the American Chemical Society. Michael 
Porambo '09 was the 2008 winner. Brandon Parks '10, 
who also conducts research with Peelen, won a travel award 
from the American Chemical Society to attend the 2009 
National Organic Conference in Denver, Colo., to present 
his work. 

LVC Receives New Recognition 

LVC received the 2009 Best of An nvi He Award from the U.S. Commerce Association, was named in the top 15 percent 
of all colleges and universities as a Military Friendly School for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine, and was recognized by The 
Chronicle of Higher Education in the 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program. 

LVC Again Hosts Harrisburg Symphony on July 4 

For the second consecutive year, LVC hosted the Harrisburg 
Symphony Orchestra on Independence Day. The concert in LVC's 
Lutz Hall in the Blair Music Center was free and open to the 
community. The program by symphony director Stuart Malina 
saluted both big bands and the armed forces. The symphony 
also played music from West Side Story and Tchaikovsky's 1812 


Students Find Old and New Ways 
to Celebrate Earth Day 

Trash-picking, dumpster-diving students 
at LVC found a unique way to highlight the 
importance of recycling on Earth Day in April. 
Students from S.A.F.E. (Student Action for Earth), 
the Colleges environmental awareness club, went 
through the trash baskets in student residence 
halls to retrieve all the items that should have been 
deposited in nearby recycling bins. Dr. Grant 
Taylor, an assistant professor of art, designed a 
giant "flowerpot" made from empty plastic water 
bottles. Art student Rebecca Ache '09 wired all 
the plastic water bottles in rows, and the students 
encircled a tree on the College s Social Quad with 
the bottles, creating a giant "flowerpot." Students 
also participated in a traditional tree-planting 
ceremony on Earth Day near the Neidig-Garber 
Science Center. S.A.EE. members also dedicated a 
tulip tree. 

Standing in an art installation made from 
recyclables are (L to R): Chase Ferrario '12> 
Katie DeMarco y ll y and Heath Lettich '12. 



WC to Help Cover Tuition and Fees 
for Veterans and Eligible Dependents 


LVC now participates in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program 
to help cover the tuition and fees for veterans and their eligible dependents who 
qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. 

LVC voluntarily covers up to half the tuition and fees that exceed the highest in- 
state public school tuition for Pennsylvania. The government will match the amount 
so the full cost of private college tuition and fees can be met. 

FALL 2009 

Valley News & Notes 

lvc Graduates More than 450 Students 

and Honors Award Winners 

More than 450 graduates earned diplomas May 16 on Rohland Field. In 
addition to the seniors, 43 students collected masters degrees in business, 
science education, and music education. Sixteen students earned doctorates in 
physical therapy. 

Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 of 
Harrisburg, and Darwin G. Glick '58 

of Lebanon, both earned honorary 
doctorates of humane letters, the 
highest academic award given by LVC. 
Sadly, Glick, who was ill and unable to 
attend the ceremonies, died the next 

day (See obituary on page 36). 
The Commencement speaker was Dr. 
M. Jane Yingling, associate professor 
of education at LVC. She urged the 
graduates to cultivate the three "Rs" — 
not reading, writing, and nthmatic, 
but reflection, responsibility, and 

resiliency. In 2008, Yingling was 
awarded the College s top honor for 
teaching, the Thomas Rhys Vickroy 

The top student award, the H. Anthony 
Neidig Award, went to two students 

An article by Dr. William "Bill" McGill was one of three winners of an annual award for the best baseball research 
article. McGill, senior vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus at LVC and former acting president wrote 
'The Greatest College Pitcher: George Sisler at Michigan." He received the McFarland-Society of American Baseball 
Research Award in July at the society's annual convention in Washington, D.C. McGill, an avid baseball fan, is the 
namesake for LVC's McGill Baseball Park. 


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this year, Sara Wagner of Harrisburg, 
economics and business administra- 
tion; and Sara Schwanger of Boyer- 
town, chemistry-ACS. 

Dr. Scott N. Walck, associate professor 
of physics, won the Thomas Rhys 
Vickroy Award for Teaching this year. 
Walck was described as "a fine teacher, 
an innovative leader in undergraduate 
research in physics and mathematics," 
who not only has received a significant 
national grant, but also has "a great 
rapport with students." 

Rachel R. Luckenbill '02, lecturer in 
English, won the 2009 Nevelyn J. Kni- 
sley Award for Inspirational Teaching. 
Luckenbill was cited as "an energetic, 
creative, and caring teacher who invests 
time and energy in her students . . . 
loves her disciplines, loves language 
and its nuances," and whose "vision 

and initiative led her students to 
present their work at a national 
literary conference." 

Dr. Dale Summers, professor of 
education, won the Educator of the 

Year Award, which is voted on by 
the students. Summers was called 
"an inspiration to both students 
and faculty . . . who over the years 
has provided words of wisdom and 
never-ending advice." 

LVC Faculty Cellist Wins Outstanding String Teacher Award 

Dr. Marie-Aline CadieilX, an adjunct instructor of cello at LVC, was honored 
this spring with the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Outstanding 
StringTeacher Award. Cadieux has won praise on three continents for her performance 
on celio. For many years, she served as principal cellist for the Illinois Symphony and 
the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and is a member of LVC's resident Dela'ArtTrio. 

FALL 2009 


James F. Wolfe '58, Ph.D., chemistry 
department chair emeritus and pro- 
vost for academic affairs at Virginia 
Tech University, received LVC s 
2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. 
In 1996, after his retirement, Wolfe 
realized one of his greatest achieve- 
ments^ — helping establish the Edward 
Via Virginia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. There, 
doctors train to work in rural and 
medically underserved areas. Wolfe 
planned for the medical schools 
construction, recruited faculty and 
students, and raised funds. Before 
his retirement, Wolfe's research 
focused on the development of 
central nervous system pharmaceuticals. He graduated from 
LVC with honors in chemistry before earning a doctoral 
degree from Indiana University. 

Paula K. Hess '69, Ph.D., 
was honored with an Alumni 
Citation. She has served as 
both a legislative director and 
senior advisor on education 
to the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania house majority 
leaders. After teaching in the 
Cornwall-Lebanon School 
District for seven years, Hess 
earned a doctoral degree in educational administration 
from Pennsylvania State University. She rewrote the state s 
education funding formula, and was involved in many 
major initiatives that have positively affected Pennsylvania's 
children. Notably, she was involved in the state-led takeover 
of the Philadelphia School District. Now retired, she is 
an advisor on Pennsylvania's Virtual High School Study 

Edward Lee Nickoloff '65, D.Sc, a 

professor of radiology at the Columbia 

University Medical Center in New 

York City and its School of Public 

Healths departments of Public Health 

and Applied Physics and Applied 

Mathematics, received an Alumni 

Citation. He has been recognized with 

numerous honors, including the 2008 

Marvin M.D. Williams Award for 

lifetime achievements in medical physics from the American 

College of Medical Physics. Nickoloff is one of only 20 

medical physicists who have received this honor. After 

graduating with a degree in physics from the Valley, he 

graduated in 1977 from the Johns Hopkins University in 

Baltimore with a doctor of science degree. 

Michael Helman 78, director 
of music and organist at Faith 
Presbyterian Church in Cape 
Coral, Fla., was recognized 
with the Creative Achievement 
Award. An organ performance 
major at LVC, Helman has 
been celebrated nationally, 
not only as an accomplished 
organist and educator, but also 
as a director and composer of choral, handbell, and organ 
literature. He has more than 125 musical compositions 
in print and has won nine handbell composition contests. 
He has also won the top award in the Northern Virginia 
Guild of Organ Hymn Writing competition. Earlier in his 
career, Helman was the founder and artistic director of the 
Wilmington, Del., Handbell Ensemble, the country's first 
auditioned community handbell ensemble. 




Karen Mackrides '87 was honored with an Alumni Citation. 
The same year she graduated from the Valley summa cum 
kude with degrees in international business and Spanish, 
Mackrides began her career with IBM in Camp Hill, Pa., 
where she is now a team leader. In 1997 Mackrides earned 
the "Bravo Award" for her marketing insight and intelligence 
on a strategy for a $19 billion Global Services business unit, 
the single biggest revenue producer at IBM. Her responsi- 
bilities in market research allow her to travel throughout 

the United States and the 
world. She earned a master 
of business administration 
degree from Lehigh University 
in 1995. 

Erik Enters '86 won LVC s 

2009 Carmean Award in 
Admission. Enters, a guidance 
counselor in the Upper 
Merion School District, has 
enthusiastically recommended 
his alma mater to a number 
of high school students, 
including top athletes and 
strong science majors. At LVC, Enters played varsity soccer 
and baseball, performed in numerous theatrical productions, 

and graduated with a degree in general studies and a minor 
in music. He earned a master s degree in education at 
Shippensburg University. He has been married for more 
than 20 years to Maria Wheeler Enters '88. They have two 
children, Emily and Matthew. 

Paul Baker '79, managing editor of the Lebanon Daily News, 
was honored with an Alumni Citation. He was praised for 
his "dedication to [his] alma mater and its students, for [his] 
professional achievement and commitment to the facts, and 
for [his] love of community service and involvement." Baker 
is married to Tracy Allgier Baker '79. They have three 
children: Luthien, Nathan, and Allison. His parents, Robert 
'49 and Barbara Kilheffer Baker '48, both graduated from 
the Valley. While at LVC, Baker was an avid cross-country 
and track runner. Three months after graduating from the 
Valley with honors in English, he was hired by the Lebanon 
Daily News as a result of an undergraduate internship. 

FALL 2009 


thoughtful, committed citizens 
can change the world ..." 


A network of community- 
minded alumni and students 
chronicle their lives in public 


Susan Manbeck Corbett 72 


By Natalie Hope 
McDonald '97 

For some people, success is confirmed by fame and 
financial gain. But for many pioneers among the 
Lebanon Valley College community, giving back to 
others has been a life's vocation. They've all had 
extraordinary visions, like building schools, making 
streets safer, starting charities, and preserving history for 
generations to come. Perhaps most important is that each of 
these heroes shares a common thread: They're all part of LVC. 

Educating Haitians 

She had never traveled to a foreign 
country before. But when Doreen 
Sigman '76 retired after a 31 -year 
teaching career, she set off with a 
church mission to the little town of 
Gonaives, Haiti — more than five hours 
by pickup truck from the capital city 
of Port au Prince. 

"Its less than a two-hour flight from 
Miami," says Sigman, "but Haiti is the 
poorest country in the western hemi- 
sphere." She s never forgotten her very 
first encounters in the impoverished 
country, which led her back on several 
missions, the last of which was to help 
build a school in Jubilee Blanc, one of the 
poorest villages outside the capital city. 

"Majestic mountains and turquoise 
waters are in stark juxtaposition to 
children eating cookies from a recipe 
of dirt, shortening, and salt to stave 
off hunger," says Sigman, who credits 
her strong religious faith for giving 
her the strength to live and work in a 
community that time seems to have left 

There, children run naked and shoe- 
less on filthy dirt roads. "Jubilee Blanc 
is a village of one-room mud houses," 
says Sigman. "There is no electricity or 

running water. Drinking water comes 
from a communal well." Deforestation 
and a pair of back- to-back hurricanes 
last year have left the land virtually 
desolate of plants and wildlife. Many 
people have starved or died of disease. 
Those who survive have little means of 
work or education, leaving children to 
scavenge for food and shelter. 

"Many children are homeless orphans," 
Sigman says. The lucky ones subside 
on a daily ladle of rice and beans. The 
others go without food. 

When she arrived earlier this year, 
Sigman saw more than 250 hungry 
children waiting in line for food that 

would feed less than half of them. She 
knew she wanted to help with urgent 
relief efforts, so she joined the Christian 
Light Foundation in Jacksonville, 
Fla., a missionary group that manages 
orphanages, feeding programs, a Bible 
college, and medical teams to care for 
the sick and needy throughout Haiti. 
A foster care parent with six children of 
her own, Sigman saw her experiences, 
both as a teacher and parent, falling 
into place. "I could clearly see the steps 
in my life suddenly making sense," she 
says. "I was prepared for the task." 

This fall, she was among a handful of 
volunteers who established a Christian 

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,SW/7« Manbeck Corbett '72 standing in front of a copy of President Lincoln's historic 
Gettysburg Address located at the Museum and Visitor Center of the Gettysburg 
National Military Park. The text is etched on a glass window in a permanent gallery 
that pays tribute to Lincoln's address and explains its meaning. 

school in Jubilee Blanc. The humble, 
corrugated tin building stands in 
the middle of the villages desert-like 
landscape — a beacon in an otherwise 
hopeless territory. 

"My job was to secure curriculum, 
teachers, students, schedules, and 
teacher education," she says. "We will 
have picnic tables and a concrete floor 
measuring about 30 by 50 feet," with a 
fence surrounding the school. 

The school employs two instructors 
who welcomed the first 48 students 
this year; they'll receive lessons in both 
English and Creole. Because there is 
no postal system and funds are scarce, 
Sigman and other volunteers hand- 
deliver the most basic of teaching 
materials. You wont find paper, supple- 
mental books, or educational toys at the 
school, but the volunteers are collecting 
what they can to start children in much- 
needed kindergarten classes. 

"Its a true 'blank slate* experience," 
admits Sigman, who says the trips 
are difficult, but fulfilling beyond 
anything she's ever done. "I wanted to 
see things that could not be read about 
in a book." And she wanted to share 
the gift of education with a generation 
of children who, without her efforts, 
would most certainly have been left 

Preserving History 

As vice president of programming 
and development for the Gettysburg 
Foundation at Gettysburg National 
Military Park, Susan Manbeck 
Corbett '72 is perpetually surrounded 
by the past. From the rolling battle- 
fields to the relics from America s 
bloodiest war, Corbett is part of 
a groundbreaking private/public 

partnership with the National Park 
Service, working to preserve the 
rich and respected history of central 

Fortunately for the people of 
Gettysburg, honoring the past hasn't 
prevented this former English major 
from looking ahead to 2010, when 
her husband, Attorney General Tom 
Corbett '71, runs for governor of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

"It would be wonderful to be in a 
position to contribute to Pennsylvania 
as first lady," says Corbett, who met 
her husband while they were both 
students at LVC. As someone who 
has spent her career working in the 
arts and nonprofit sector, Corbett 
is quite familiar with public service. 
She's spent her career as both an 
arts manager and a member of the 
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 
enriching peoples' lives with well- 


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respected arts programming from 
Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. 

"IVe always been interested in arts 
and culture," admits Corbett, who has 
most recendy channeled her love of 
literature into the work she does for 
the Gettysburg Foundation. 

"I realized that there were 165,000 
soldiers who fought at the Battle of 
Gettysburg and every one of them 
had a personal life, a family who loved 
them and a story to tell," she says. 
Her goal is to share these stories with 
visitors from around the state, country, 
and world. 

The work Corbett does with the 
Museum and Visitor Center at 
Gettysburg has resulted in millions 
of dollars in funding and fresh, new 
programming for younger generations 
of visitors. "What this museum has 
done is put Gettysburg into the 
context of the Civil War and the 
Civil War in the context of American 
history," says Corbett. 

Working in an organization that's 
community-based is particularly 
important to her. "It shapes us," she 
says. "Its exciting to feel like you're a 
part of something that preserves and 
makes relevant a part of our history 
for millions of visitors each year." 

Corbett credits LVC with providing 
the building blocks on which she's 
built her career. "People ask me, 'What 
can you do as an English major?'" 
Her favorite reply is: "What can't 
you do as an English major?" Before 
relocating to central Pennsylvania, 
Corbett had the job of her dreams 
with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, a 
literary organization that presented 
programming at Carnegie Music Hall. 
She was face-to-face with the authors 
and scholars she used to only read 

"We presented public programs that 
featured high-profile authors, commen- 
tators, and critics," says Corbett, who 
met Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, 

Norman Mailer, William Styron, 
Margaret Atwood, and Elie Weisel, 
among many others. 

"There's not a day that goes by that 
I don't use what I learned at Lebanon 
Valley," says Corbett, who admits one 
of the best moments in her career was 
meeting Kurt Vonnegut. "He was an 
icon to us," she says. "I remember 
staying up late at night in college with 
other English majors and reading 
everything he ever wrote." 

Advocating for Students 

For Nan Ryder Gray '74, learning 
happens at every age. As director of 
special education for the Utah State 
Office of School Programs, the long- 
time instructor manages special 
education programs for more than 41 
school districts and 81 charter schools 
from her Salt Lake City office. "I have 
gained much more than I have given," 
says Gray, who has spent a lifetime 
teaching special education students, 
and, most recendy, managing an 
education program that nurtures 
teachers like her. 

"I was first drawn to students with 
emotional and behavioral disorders 
because of my psychology background 
and the really good education I 
received at LVC," she says. "I wanted 
to be able to work on a regular basis 
teaching students the skills they 
needed to be successful." 

While Gray always wanted to be a 
teacher (her mother was a teacher), 
her interest in special education was 
first sparked at LVC, she says, because 
of the individualized attention and 
support she received from professors. 
"They challenged us academically in 
very positive and supportive ways," 
says Gray. "They prepared us well for 
graduate school." 

Gray has been inspired by many 
of the special education students and 

teachers she's met during her career. "It 
means so much to be able to have an 
impact on students with disabilities. I 
love the challenge of discovering what 
their unique learning patterns are," she 
says. "It's very exciting and definitely 

Gray works with a number of advo- 
cacy groups, encouraging parents to 
become involved with the curriculum. 
She also oversees multimillion-dollar 
budgets and provides technical support 
to students and teachers throughout 
the state. 

"The students have taught me 
incredible things," says Gray, who's 
currently enrolled in a second graduate 
program at the University of Utah. 
"I continually learn from them and 
embody the spirit that they never 
stop learning. It s our responsibility 
as citizens to make sure we can 
contribute to the community in 
whatever way we are able. It's my 
responsibility as a citizen, with the 
advantages I have received over the 
years, to make sure I can give back and 
make an impact." 


Making Streets Safer 

In the early morning, he takes time 
to feed the horses on his farm. But 
by the time he puts on his uniform, 
Scott Davis '93 has become a 
Pennsylvania State Trooper — and one 
of 60 drug recognition officers in the 

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commonwealth. He helps local law 
enforcement authorities keep illegal 
drugs off the streets and out of the 
hands of children. 

"As long as I can remember, that's 
what I wanted to do," says Davis, 
whose father was also a state trooper. 

While the majority of his work 
involves active law enforcement in 
nine counties surrounding Williams- 
port, Davis also spends time educa- 
ting school-age children. 

"A lot of these kids dont have 
mentors at home," he says. "A lot of 
them come from homes where the 
cop is considered the bad guy. Maybe 
both of their parents are in jail and 
their grandparents are raising them." 
Davis creates educational programs 
that introduce young people to law 
enforcement officers in a positive way, 
teaches them about the dangers of 
drugs and alcohol abuse, and about 
the importance of staying in school. 

"The kids love it," he says, especially 
when he and fellow troopers fly in on 
a helicopter, sirens raging. "We want 
to let these kids know we re friendly," 
Davis says, so he spends much of his 
time in the community working with 
young people on crime prevention 
starting as early as elementary school. 

'Tm basically a uniformed drug 
officer," says Davis, who first started 
studying criminal justice while a 
student at LVC. As an undergraduate, 
he read everything he could about law 
enforcement. These days, he infiltrates 
high crime areas where drugs are 
rampant, making contacts within the 
local police and community. 

"We get feedback from people who 
are trying to live decent lives and who 
are frustrated with their communities 
going downhill," he says. Davis also 
trains local police officers on successful 
tactics for arresting drug dealers. 

"Its worse than people think," says 
the veteran officer. "But if I can save 
kids from getting involved with the 

(L to R): Brad Sweigart '11 (secretary), Adam Abruzzo '12 (president), 
and Nick Wardle '10 (vice president) have all been involved with LVC's 
chapter of Special Olympics since their freshman year. 


The valley 

drug lifestyle, and if I can make it 
safe for kids to walk to school, I'm 
making a difference. In the long run, 
education is the best defense." 

Coaching Olympians 

Friends and former teammates Chris 
Bauer '09 and Nick Zlupko '09 have 
always played sports. Ever since they 
were kids, they were both making their 
marks (and making scores) on the 
field. But when they met at LVC, they 
decided it was time to use their talents 
to help a very unique group of athletes 
in the region. 

"I was involved with the Special 
Olympics in high school ," says Zlupko. 
"Our soccer team played the Special 
Olympics soccer team each year. That's 
how I knew about the organization." 

Both he and Bauer started volun- 

and more students started volunteer- 
ing at events and practices. "We would 
hold practices for cross country and 
long-distance running," he says, "or 
just walk around campus with the kids." 

By the end of each season, Bauer 
and Zlupko would organize big com- 
petitions. "In the spring we hosted a 
swim meet," says Bauer. The room- 
mates also hosted soccer games and 
track meets. 

"They always try hard," says Zlupko 
of the athletes. "They just get out there 
and have a really good time." As a 
soccer coach, he was always impressed 
with how hard the athletes pushed 
themselves. "They have so much 
talent," he says. 

"I'm most proud of the number of 
people from LVC who would help 
out," says Bauer, adding that some 
of the events would run from 7 a.m. 
until 3 p.m. with dozens of Special 


teering for Lebanon County's Special 
Olympics chapter while they were 
living in one of the Colleges special- 
interest houses on campus. 

"We all figured if we were living 
together, why not help people?" says 
Bauer who is currendy an assistant 
coach with the LVC men's cross 
country team. 

Bauer and Zlupko inspired each 
of their eight roommates to sign up 
for the local chapter of the Special 
Olympics. At first, the LVC chapter 
was comprised of only a few students. 
But by the time the two young men 
graduated, it seemed like more than 
half of the campus was involved in the 

After the first year of working with 
Special Olympics, Bauer says more 

Olympians participating. "We would 
have as many as 60 people helping 
out," he says. 

Bauer and Zlupko s work paid off 
this year when LVC was named 2009 
Pennsylvania Special Olympics 
School of the Year. "It was 
one of those things where everyone 
pitched in to make this happen," 
says Bauer. He is in graduate school, 
learning to work with mentally 
disabled children as a special care 
clinic nurse. 

Zlupko, now a middle school 
teacher, says the Special Olympians 
taught him a lot about what it means 
to be a true athlete. "When you're on 
really competitive teams, sometimes 
you forget that you're out there to have 
run," he says. 

The duo feels comfort in knowing 
that what they started will continue. 
Many current students, including 
Nick Wardle '10, Adam Abruzzo 
'12, and Brad Sweigart '11 carry 
on the LVC tradition of working with 
Special Olympics. 

Enriching Lives 

He was in the 94th Infantry Division 
during World War II. "Patton called it 
his golden nugget division," remem- 
bers Robert Cassel '36. "We led the 
Third Army to the Rhine River," he 
adds, "before the unit made its way 
into Eastern Germany during the 
height of the war." 

As a proud member of "The 
Greatest Generation," Cassel has 
seen much sorrow and victory in 
his military career. He's also spent a 
lifetime in service, both overseas and 
in his native Philadelphia, as a soldier 
and as a civilian. 

Before retiring as a chemist from 
the Mobil Oil Company, the LVC 
biology major spent many years 
working in his local community. In 

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1950, Cassel founded the Gloucester 
County Nature Club, a nonprofit 
organization of people who share a 
common love and curiosity for the 
natural world. Over the years, the 
group has welcomed well-known 
botanists and birdwatchers, enabling 
Cassel to continue a hobby he learned 
about while still a student at LVC in 
the 1930s. 

"My first experience with bird identi- 
fication was with Dr. [Samuel] Derick- 
son in the Biology Department ," he 
says. "He would take us to Mt. Gretna 
and point out birds along the way." 

Cassel also spent time studying the 
natural world as a boy. "I had a dog 
when I was a young kid," he says. "I 
was told you have to walk the dog 
every day. So I walked him into the 
woods, and into the swamps." During 
these long walks, Cassel would study 
the wildlife and try to identify plants 
and insects. 

In recent years, Cassel and his wife, 
Carol, have spent much of their time 
volunteering in their suburban Phila- 
delphia community. They were among 
a team of volunteers who readied the 
batdeship New Jersey to open as a 
tourist destination and museum on 
the Delaware River. 

He also taught Sunday school in 
a new church building he helped 
to construct in Paulsboro. "I was 

laying bricks on a Sunday. I didn't 
think that would look too good to the 

Protecting our Protectors 

His job is to give law enforcement 
officers the tools they need to do their 
jobs safely — education is at the top 
of his list. Marc Junkerman '91 has 
dedicated his career to changing the 
way people understand public safety. 

As a law enforcement supervisor in 
Harford County, Maryland, Junker- 
man manages grants, reviews policy 
and procedures, and monitors equip- 
ment affecting hundreds of officers 
under his watch. "Service has always 
been something important in my 
family," says Junkerman, a military 
veteran who credits both the U.S. Army 
and LVC for laying the foundation for 
his career in law enforcement. 

"The liberal arts curriculum really 
helped me become adaptable," says the 
LVC psychology major. "I had been 
a field operator most of my life doing 
special investigations, S.W.A.T., and 
patrol. I had to very quickly transition 
into an entirely different way of think- 
ing when I took this job." 

Junkermans own educational 
experiences have inspired him to 
encourage others in law enforcement 

ME THE VALUE OF LEARNING." - marc junkerman m 

chairman of the committee to raise 
money for the new church," says 
Cassel, who credits volunteers for 
picking up hammers and planks of 
wood when the money ran out to pay 
for construction. 

"We put the roof on in a snow 
storm," he remembers. "And I once 
had to stop one of the guys from 

to pursue higher learning, whether in 
graduate school or technical training. 

"You can learn a lot of things in a 
book, but hands-on experiences and 
research projects really took what I 
learned from the book into the real 
world," says Junkerman. "LVC gave 
me more than just an education; it 
taught me the value of learning." 

When Junkerman made the recent 
transition from foot soldier to admini- 
strator with the sheriffs department, 
the first thing he did was go back to 
school. He was accepted into Johns 
Hopkins University's prestigious 
police executive leadership program 
in Baltimore, and after two years, 
the LVC grad was awarded a master's 
degree in management. 

"It comes down to two choices," 
says Junkerman. "You can be part of 
the solution or part of the problem. 
Are you going to be the type of person 
who is willing to step up and offer a 

He says every day he's reminded 
about the importance of education and 
service in his career. "I try to do a better 
job every day," he says. "You can't put a 
price tag on that. You can't put a price 
on the pride you get from the public 
when you've done a good job." 

Legislating Safety 

More than 32 years ago, John 
Cullather 76 moved to Washington, 
D.C., with the dream of working in 
politics. With his political science 
degree from LVC tucked under his 
arm, he embarked on what would be a 
long career on Capitol Hill. 

"I came to Washington to see what it 
was really about," says Cullather, now 
the staff director of the U.S. House 
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and 
Maritime Transportation. His office 
overlooks the Capitol. "Everyone 
said you should start on Capitol Hill. 
So I submitted my resume, and a 
congressman from Long Beach, Calif, 
had an opening and hired me." 

Before long, Cullather became a 
legislative assistant. He was eventually 
tapped to handle maritime policy 
for the congressman's district, which 
included major seaports along the 
West Coast. 



Most recently, Cullather has been 
responsible for drafting legislation 
that impacts transportation safety 
on waterways both domestically and 
internationally. He handles everything 
from issues surrounding search and 
rescue and homeland security to 
shipping vessels and recreational boats. 

"It s very rewarding," says Cullather. 
"The ocean is a very dangerous place 
for mariners. We are continually 

trying to improve maritime safety." 
Cullather had no idea he would be 
spending so much time researching 
piracy on the high seas this year. But 
after several people were taken hostage 
on transportation lines, Washington 
is taking a hard look at laws here 
and abroad that could better protect 

"The process of changing laws and 
programs can be very slow," admits 

Cullather. "It can take years. You have 
to be very patient. But I've had quite a 
few bills I've crafted enacted into law." 

The most recent is a law limiting 
air pollution on sailing vessels. "It 
was implemented by the Obama 
administration," he says. "As a result, 
people have cleaner air to breathe 
because of more emission controls on 

Cullather also spends time volun- 
teering at a local homeless shelter and 
singing in his church choir. But his 
work on Capitol Hill' has meant the 
most over the years. "I always think 
that there are fishermen today that are 
coming home to their families because 
of legislation I worked on many years 
ago," he says. 

Following the Money 

"This is the only job I ever wanted," 
says Robert Loughney '89. "I've 
known I wanted to be an FBI agent 
for as long as I can remember. My 
father was an agent and his brother 
was an agent." Loughney s younger 
sister, Amy, is also an FBI agent in 
New York City. 

"The sons and daughters of agents 
tend to get drawn into it," admits 
Loughney who has served in the FBI, 
Baltimore and Philadelphia divisions, 
for 13 years. "Its a career where I 
knew I could make a difference." 

Working for the FBI isn't just a job, 
its a career, says the LVC accounting 
major. "Accounting is a great way to 
get into the FBI," he says. "We follow 
the money." Loughney is primarily 
involved with financial cases, ranging 
from counterterrorism to white-collar 
crime. "In many cases, stopping a flow 
of funds can mean preventing future 
terrorist attacks," he says. 

" Were always looking for new people 
with fresh ideas," adds Loughney. 
"And there's a spot for just about any 

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LVC's national award-winning chapter of the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annualy holds cancer awareness events on campus 
including "smoke outs. " 'Here, Sarah Bronstein '11 is outlined in chalk, representing a victim and the dangers of tobacco. Also participating were 
(L to R): Rich Drazin '11, Aaron Amin '13, Megan McGrady '11, Josh GoeUner '12, and Jimmy Black '12. Not pictured' Emily Moore '11 and 
BradSurdam '11. 

specialty. In my graduating class from 
the FBI training academy, we had 
a rocket scientist from NASA, an 
aluminum siding salesman, school 
teachers, and former police officers." 
He says LVC s well-rounded liberal 
arts education was the starting point for 
his training in the FBI. "It positioned 
me well to deal with others in the 
world," says Loughney, who s also a 

volunteer coach for his children's 
sports teams and an active volunteer in 
his community. 

While an average day at the FBI 
may be spiced with a fair amount of 
intrigue (all of which is off limits for 
this interview), Loughney says that 
what he values most are the people he 
works with to make the world a safer 
place for his own children. 

"In some cases you can save lives," 
says Loughney. "You can really do 
something special that other jobs don't 
give you the opportunity to do." 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is a 
freelance writer based in Phila- 



Living Strong: Students Crusade Against Cancer 
talie Hope McDonald 

When her father died two years ago after a 14-year battle 
with cancer, Sarah Bronstein '11 knew she wanted to 
get involved with the American Cancer Society's Colleges 
Against Cancer (CAC). She learned about the organization 
during the campus activities fair from Megan McGrady '11 
and Emily Moore '11, who co-founded the campus chapter. 

"With his passing," Bronstein says, "my devotion got 
stronger." After volunteering with CAC, she now works 
with activists and survivors on campus to help educate 
the College community about early testing and cancer 

All three young women actively recruit new members 
and plan well-attended events year-round. They were so 
successful this year that LVC's CAC chapter was honored 
with three national awards, including Rookie Chapter 
of the Year and Cancer Education Chapter of the Year, 
from among more than 400 schools. They competed for 
the titles against well-known Ivy League colleges and 
universities across the country. 

This local chapter is also involved with the College's 
Relay for Life, a 12-hour walk that raises money for cancer 
research. "Survivors line up to start the race," says Moore, 
who chairs the Survivorship Committee and was involved 
with Relay for Life in Lancaster during her last two years of 
high school. "They take the first lap to start off the race." 

Moore, who joined her high school's Relay for Life after a 
close friend was diagnosed with cancer, says the moment 
is inspirational for everyone in attendance. It took on 
special significance for her after she lost her grandmother 
to cancer several years ago. Her other grandmother is 
currently in remission from the disease. 

"Unfortunately, cancer is such a universal experience," 
says McGrady. "But when you harness all of the personal 
stories it becomes an avenue of support. It's about 
spreading hope and education." 

CAC creates special educational programs each month 
designed to bring attention to various forms of cancer. 
During one such public awareness program, volunteers 
drew chalk outlines of "bodies" on the pavement around 
campus illustrating the dangers of tobacco use. 

"For October breast cancer awareness," Bronstein says, 
"the ice hockey team passed out information about early 
detection, collected donations, and wore T-shirts reading 
'Real Men Wear Pink/" The sport teams have been great 
supporters, hosting special events and sharing information 
during games. 

"I think at the end of the day," says McGrady, "everyone 
wants to be a part of something that's a little bigger than 

Emily Moore '11 (left) and Gina DiCamiUo *10 

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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. 

Editors Note: During the summer of 2009 
LVC underwent a complete conversion of our 
database management system. Due to this 
change, many Class Notes received during 
this period will not appear until the spring 
issue. I thank you in advance for your patience. 
Abo, please note that LVC does not accept 
Class Note submissions for engagements due 
to space constraints. 


Kathleen "Kathy" Kelly Kalathas 81 and 
her husband, RADM Nicholas "Nick" T. 
Kalathas '81 f welcomed their daughter, 
Elaina, 3, from China. Kathy plays flute 
for the Bel Air Community Band, and 
Nick is a Rear Admiral stationed at the 
Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., as the 
director of logistics for Naval Sea Systems 

Scott A. Barlup '90 and his wife, Kathy, 
welcomed a son, Brogan Mitchell, into 
their family on May 20, 2008. 

William J. Rossnock '92 and his wife, 
Sandra, welcomed a son, Cooper J., into 
their family on Jan. 14. He joins sisters 
Sophie, 7, and Molly, 4. 

Jeffrey L Manning '93 and his wife, 
Rachel, welcomed a daughter, Chloe Lynn, 
into their family on Feb. 14. 

Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and her 

husband, John, welcomed a daughter, 
Cadence Analise, into their family on 
March 14. 

Yvonne D'Uva Howard '97 and Josh E. 
Howard '97 welcomed a son, Jayce, into 
their family on Dec. 26, 2008. 

Shelly Levan Kraatz '97 and her husband, 
Darryl, welcomed a daughter, Gabrielle 
Addison, into their family on Nov. 24, 

Martha Mains Lobaugh '97 and Michael 
Lobaugh '99 welcomed a daughter, Morgana 
Grace, into their family on Feb. 10. 

Greta Snyder Wright '97 and David W. 
Wright '97 welcomed a daughter, Quinn 
Jillian, into their family on July 2, 2008. 
Son Tanner will be 7 in January. 

Allison Henry Post '98, '00 and Dan Post 

'99 welcomed a daughter, Amelia Grace, 
into their family on Dec. 1, 2008. She is 
their third child. Dan is an assistant vice 
president and actuary for The Hartford in 

Amy Schimpf Stahl '98 and Brian Stahl '98 

welcomed a son, Xander Brian, into their 
family on Jan. 22. 

Lindsay Shattuck Allen '00 and her 

husband, Jeremy, welcomed a son, David 
Albert, into their family on Sept. 3, 2008. 

Whitney Grace Ridler 

Michael J. Ridler '00 and his wife, 
Danyale, welcomed a daughter, Whitney 
Grace, into their family on July 2. 

SamanthaAnn Rittle 

Amy Martin Rittle '00 and her husband, 
Dave B. Rittle, welcomed a daughter, 
Samantha Ann, into their family on April 
18. Dave is a chef for Lebanon Valley 
College with Hallmark Dining Services. 

Amanda Oft Templeton '00 and Jeffrey 
Templeton '98 welcomed a daughter, Sidni 
Grace, into their family on Feb. 25. 

Susan K. Borelli M'02 and her husband, 
Scott Hoh, welcomed a son, Emmett 
Thomas, into their family on March 23. 
Sue is the vice president for major gifts at 
the Caron Foundation in Wernersville. 

Melanie Boyd Fink '02 and her husband, 
Michael, welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn 
Karson, into their family on Feb. 1. 
Melanie is the secretary/store manager at 
Mike Finks Produce in Germansville. 

Lauren Baptista Smith '02 and Michael 
J. Smith '02 welcomed a daughter, Ella 
Kathleen, into their family on March 
26. Lauren is a teacher in the West Perry 
School District. Mike is an elementary 
principal with the Newport School District 
and is a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania 
State University. 

Jennifer Miller Anteau '03 and her hus- 
band, Chris, welcomed a son, Noah Chris- 
topher, into their family on Dec. 29, 2008. 



Madelyn Rose Ciemiewicz 

Katie Ulrich Ciemiewicz '03 and her 

husband, Bryan, welcomed a daughter, 
Madelyn Rose, into their family on Dec. 

Stephen Carter Stouch 

Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03 and Jason 
Kuntz, director of residential life at LVC, 
welcomed a son, Edward Jason, into their 
family on June 14. 

Jamie Cronin Bainbridge '04 and William 
Bainbridge '03 welcomed a son, Austin 
John, into their family on Jan. 20. 

Kendra Stichler Stouch '04 and Stephen 
Stouch Jr. '03 welcomed a son, Stephen 
Carter, into their family on April 5. 

Amy Haag Bowman '06 and her husband, 
Joseph, welcomed a daughter, Tarynn, into 
their family on Jan. 20. She joins big sister 
Keira, who is 2. 

Friends of the College 

Dr. Stacy A. Goodman, professor of 
biology at LVC, and her husband, Bob, 
welcomed a son, Carson Ronald, into their 
family on Feb. 5. 

(Back Row, L to R): Bryan Hartman '84, Kristopher Hartman '13, Kaitlyn Hartman '10, Melanie Herman Hartman '85, Michael Lasky '13, 
Robert Lasky '86. (Third Row, L to R): Kelsey Pelton '13, W. Lee Pelton '80, Tilman Frye '67, Nancy Kettering Frye '80, Dale Groome '84, 
Ann Marcinkowski '84, Jonathan Nerino '13, (Second Row, L to R): Kathy Arnold Vasisko '78, David Vasisko '13, Deborah Dressier Wysocki 
'86, Elise Wysocki '13, Jamie Frye '13, Vicki Frey Groome '84, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cackovic, M.D., '87. (First Row, L to R): Allan Dutton '85, 
Jane Rupert Button '85,Jenna Dutton '13, Kelsey Groome '13, Hannah Cackovic '13, Taylor Luthy '13, Kim Luthy '88. 

Twenty Legacies Join the Class of 2013; Alumni Award Increased to $10,000 

One of the largest legacy classes in memory will also be the 
first to benefit from the College's newly increased Children 
of Alumni Award. This summer, the College increased the 
annual award for children of alumni who attend LVC from 
$500 per year to $2,500 per year, for a maximum per-student 
benefit of $10,000 over the course of four years. One of this 
year's recipients came from as far away as Carlsbad, Calif. 

Members of the 2013 Legacy Class are Rachel Beazley, 
Hannah Cackovic, Edward Dema, Jenna Dutton, Jamie Frye, 
Kelsey Groome, Colin Habecker, Kristopher Hartman, Michael 
Lasky, Taylor Luthy, Brenden Martorano, Alyssa Mitchell, 
Bridget Monighan, Jonathan Nerino, Matthew Nesmith, 
Michael Ness, Kelsey Pelton, Seth Polydore, David Vasiski, 
and Elise Wysocki. 

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Class News & Notes 

Jeremy Maisto, registrar at LVC, and 
his wife, Emily, welcomed a daughter, 
Caroline Sophia, into their family on 
March 30. 

Dr. Victoria "Tori" Marchess assistant 
professor of physical therapy at LVC, and 
her husband, Mike, welcomed a daughter, 
Carmen Ann, into their family on March 23. 

Steven C. Orme, assistant athletic trainer 
at LVC, and his wife, Laura, welcomed a 
daughter, Samantha Christine, into their 
family on March 17. 

Dr. Walter Patton, associate professor of 
chemistry at LVC, and his wife, Dr. Steph- 
anie M. Patton, welcomed a daughter, Alex- 
andra Hope, into their family on March 30. 


The Rev. Jeffrey C. Compton 75 and 

Susan Schlegel were married Oct. 12, 

2007, in Zion Lutheran Church in Union 
Deposit, where Jeff serves as pastor. 

Christina E. Weber '88 and Brian Phillips 
exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 22, 

2008, in Hershey. Desanie Vlaisavljevic 
Miller '88 and Robert D. Miller '91 were 
members of the wedding party. Christina 
is the associate director of the National 
Center for Child Death Review in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Cynthia Lerch '95 and Brett Wambold 
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 17, 
2006, in Owego, N.Y. Cynthia is a 
manager for budgeting and financial 
analysis for New York public schools. 

Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00 andTricia 
Ann Twaddle were married April 25 in 
Phoenixville. Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Cory 
Mattern '96 r and Jeff Kimmel '97 were 
groomsmen. Megan Miller Pugh '99 f 
Steve Bubnis '97 r Rick Hornberger '98, 
Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98, 
Marcia Reed Weist '00, Ryan Mattern 02, 
Marc Attivo '97, Erin Buffi ngton Attivo '98, 
Steve Jayne '97, Jennifer Hand Jayne '98, 
Patrick "P.J." Groft '98, Matt Gross '97, 
Cory Snook, Esq., '97, and head football 
coach Jim Monos were in attendance. 

Kristy Danielle Kane '01 and Donald J. 
DeSanto Jr. exchanged wedding vows 

(L to R): Hope Ellis '03, Kelly McCabe Butler '03, Jess McQuay '03, Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03 

on June 20, 2008, in Turks and Caicos. 
Kristy is a school psychologist for the 
Burlington County Educational Services in 
Westampton, N J. 

Jay Losiewicz '03 and Rachel Krall were 
married on Oct. 4, 2008, in Harrisburg. 
Bradley Fuhrman '03 served as best man. 
Michael Brehm '03 and Michael Edris '03 

served as ushers. Jay is a sales specialist at 
Lowe s Home Improvement Warehouse in 

Kelly McCabe '03 and James Buder were 
married Oct. 11, 2008, in North Haledon, 
N.J. Hope Ellis '03 served as maid of honor. 
Jessica McQuay '03 served as a brides- 
maid. Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03 
was in attendance. Kelly is an operations 

manager for the Regus Group in 

(Front): Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00; (Second Row, 
L to R): Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98, 
Ryan Mattern '02, Steve Jayne '97, Cory Snook, 
Esq.,'97; (Third Row, L to R): Steve Bubnis '97, 
Rick Hornberger '98, Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Corey 
Mattern '96, Marc Attivo '97, P.J Groft '98, Jeff 
Kimmel '97, Matt Gross '97 

Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards 
posed in front of Marquette Hall after their 
wedding. They were married in Steehon. 

Lisa Landis '04 and Robert Schaefer 
'04 exchanged wedding vows on May 9 
in Lemoyne. Jamie Moyer Brandle '04, 
Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, and Andy 
Piatt '04 were members of the bridal party. 
Jason Brandle '03, Kristi Riley-Piatt 03, 
Sean Carney '03, Kelly Kauffman Carney '03, 
Jeremy Rea '04, Jen Borgerding '04, 
Lorraine Patton '04, and Kim Richardson 
Runkle '03 were in attendance. 

Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards 
(Above) exchanged wedding vows on May 
30 in Steelton. Lauren Ludorf '06 served 
as a bridesmaid. Jessica Moyer '05 and 
Joshua Rodgers '05 were in attendance. 
Ashley is a fourth-grade learning support 
teacher at Hershey Elementary School. 


The Valley 

Bringing Music to the World 


As a young Lebanon Valley College graduate in 1949, Harlan 
Daubert had to make a decision about where he wanted to 
teach music. Daubert had an offer to teach in the nearby 
Fredericksburg School District, but the marching band boasted 
just 18 people. 

"I taught everything — elementary music, geography, choir, 
and band," say Daubert. 

It was at Fredericksburg that Daubert greeted a new fifth- 
grade teacher named Jeanne Beaver, a Gettysburg College 
graduate who would go on to become Daubert's wife and the 
mother of their seven children. Three of them — Suzanne "Suzie" 
Daubert Fox 77, Alison Daubert '84, and Aaron Daubert '93— would 
become LVC alumni like their father. Suzie is an adjunct 
professor of music at LVC. 

Though the Fredericksburg band was struggling when 
Daubert arrived in 1949, he was consistently dedicated to the 
musicians under his tutelage. 

Rival Jonestown School District wanted Daubert as well, a 
fact that helped influence the merger of the two schools. In 
1957, they formed what would become the Northern Lebanon 
School District. 

Over the years, Daubert brought more music to Northern 
Lebanon, and, in turn, brought Northern Lebanon music to the 
world. Under Daubert's direction, the Northern Lebanon March- 
ing Band performed at many events, including the Orange Bowl, 
the Cotton Bowl, the World's Fair in New York, the Montreal 
Expo, and both the Macy's and Gimble's Thanksgiving day 
parades. The band even traveled to Ireland in 1986 to play 
as the "band of distinction" at the Lord Mayor's Ball on St. 
Patrick's Day. They won the Waterford Crystal Trophy that is 
awarded to the band with the highest score from the judges. 

"Our top accomplishment was going to the 1982 Tournament 
of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., where we represented 
five states" says Daubert. "It's so difficult to get invited." 

"I taught everything — 
elementary music, geography, 
choir, and band" 

LVC recognized Daubert's accomplishments in 1978 when 
he was honored with an Alumni Citation. 

Daubert also has received the Paul Harris Fellow award 
from the Lebanon Rotary Club and the Melvin Jones Fellow 
award from the Fredericksburg Lions Club. 

Daubert makes it clear that the support of the community 
and the band members' hard work were crucial in making 
their successes possible. That dedication and success was 
recognized during a ceremony on Sept. 20 when the Northern 
Lebanon High School dedicated the Harlan A. Daubert 
Performing Arts Center. 

"I am really grateful and humbled by the school board 
doing this in my honor," says Daubert. "It was a team effort— 
you can't do it by yourself." 

By Emily Gertenbach '11 

Gertenbach, English, is an aspiring journalist who works 
on campus in the offices of college relations and information 
technology services, acts with Wig & Buckle, writes for 
La Vie Collegienne, and is co-president of Greenblotter, 
the campus literary journal She is currently studying in 
London. You can follow her experiences by reading her blog 

FALL 2009 


Class News & Notes 

(L to R): Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, Jeremy Rea '04, Jamie Moyer Brandle '04, Jason 
Brandle '03, Lisa Landis Schaefer '04, Robert Schaefer '04, Andrew Piatt '04, Jen Borgerding '04, 
Kristi Riley Piatt '03, Kim Richardson Runkle '03, Lorraine Patton Van Stone '04, Sean Carney '03, 
Kelly Kauffman Carney '03 (wedding details on p. 24) 

Dr. Stephanie Ann Kraft '05, '07 and 

Gregory T. Rada Jr. exchanged wedding 
vows on Sept. 13, 2008, in Lancaster. 
Dr. Erin Keiper '05, '07 served as maid of 
honor. Jonathan Kelly '06 served as best 
man. Stephanie is the clinical manager at 
CPRS Physical Therapy in Lancaster. 

Laura Elizabeth Lagler '05 and Matthew 
Joseph Frederick '05 were married on 
April 25 in Emmaus. Lynn Leidig Bentz '05, 
Jason Clay '04, Chris Frederick '07, and 
Nicole Frederick '10 were members of the 
bridal party. Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Dr. 
Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05, 

(Front L to R): Laura Lagler Frederick '05, Matthew Frederick '05, Ashley Johnson '07, Nicole 
Frederick '10, Tom McElwee '04,Jared Grove '05, Justin Albert '05, Kevin Block '02; (Second 
Row, L to R): Dr. Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05, Chris Frederick '07, Lynn Lei- 
dig Bentz '05, Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Jason Clay '04, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Justin Kratzer '04, 
Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Amy Gindhart '05, Alone Stief'05, Kristen Augustine '05, Ryan Merritt '07, 
Theresa Woods '07, Rachel Bartley '05 

Justin Albert '05, Theresa Woods '07, 
Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Justin Kratzer '04, 
Amy Gindhart '05, Alane Stief '05, Rachel 
Bartley '05, Ryan Merritt '07, Kristen Augus- 
tine '05, Jared Grove '05, Tom McElwee '04, 
Matt Hauk '05, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Kevin 
Block '02, Ashley Johnson '07, and Kendra 
McQuillis Hauk '05 were in attendance. 

Liza Anne McLucas '05 and Michael 
Kalloz were united in marriage on June 13 
in Gettysburg. Liza is an elementary school 
counselor at South Hanover Elementary 
School, Hershey, in the Lower Dauphin 
School District. She is the daughter of 
Karen McLucas, coordinator of enrollment 
services at LVC. 

Carolina Maria Russo '05 and Michael 
Santino Holding '06 exchanged wedding 
vows on Jan. 9 in Annapolis, Md. Carolina 
is a sales associate with Victorias Secret 

Jennifer Lynn Walter '05 and Robert 
James Richardson '07 were married on 
April 18 in Dalton. Corey Weaver '07 
served as best man. Mark Orndorf '07, 
James Walter '06, and Jacob Prestidge '06 
served as groomsmen. Leslie Kerchner '04 
served as maid of honor, and Jamie 
Webber '05 served as a bridesmaid. 

Kathryn L Ferree '06 and Derek L. Ginge- 
rich were united in marriage on June 20 in 
Hanover. Becca Runkle '05 served as maid 
of honor. 

Andrea L Blom '07 and Michael Stengele 
exchanged wedding vows on April 25 in 
Belmar, N.J. Heather Vasas '07 served as 
a bridesmaid and Kyran Laudeman '08 

served as the best man. 

Sarah Lennard '07 and Brett Buzdygon '07 

were married on July 12, 2008, in Perkasie. 
Included in the wedding party were Chris- 
tine Gramlich '07, Jameson Moore '07, 
Edward Myers '06, Brendan Fullam '07, 
Michael Layser '07, and James O'Brien '07. 
Sarah is a preschool teacher at The Goddard 
School in Quakertown. 

Jeremy K. Mann '08 and Jennifer Kramer 
exchanged wedding vows on June 13 in 
Lebanon. Mike Greinke '08, Carl Bahner '07, 
and Steve S potts '10 served as grooms- 
men. Mallory Hane '08, Jackie Hane '08, 


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Steve Salisbury '08, Kateri Swavely '09, 
Erika Maury '08, Hella Bloom '06, Emily 
Stouffer '08, Andy Spotts '07, Chelsie 
Miller '09, and Bria Rose '11 were in 

Friends of the College 

Dr. Jean-Marc Braem, associate professor 
of French at LVC, and Valerie J. Knisley 
were united in marriage on May 30 in 
LVC s Miller Chapel. 


In the last year, 
Miriam Carper Frey '44 

performed an organ 
recital at the Lebanon 
Valley Brethren Home in Palmyra where 

she has resided for 16 years. She performed 
with Ann Layser on piano to a standing- 
room-only crowd in the community chapel 
and received two standing ovations. Miriam 
was a music supervisor at Palmyra High 
School and a minister of music at Palmyra 
Church of the Brethren for 42 years. 

Joan Eckenroad 
Kirk '56 continues to 
substitute as a church 
organist and bell choir 
director. She is the volunteer coordinator 
of The Musicians and Friends Group at her 
retirement community. 

William Workinger '57 recendy co- 
authored a book, Keys to Successful Piano 
Performance, published by Ed Sueta Music 
Publications, Inc. It is his fifth volume in 
piano method. 

Glenda Wilson Kirker '58, a retired 
teacher, lives with her grandchildren in 
Beaumont, Calif. She volunteers at their 
elementary school and at the Lutheran 
church Sunday school. 

John Morris Sr. '59 owns the Rocky 
Mountain Hat Company with his son in 
Bozeman, Mont. Over the years, he and 
his son have built a reputation for the best 
hand-crafted custom hats available. 

Dr. Douglas A. Ross '60 

is the owner and prin- 
cipal consultant of 
Self: Collaborative 
Solutions Consulting. He is the author of 
two books, Be Who You Want to Be: The 
Secret to Success and Make It Last: Loving 

Everyone's checking it out, you should too! 

The LVC website has undergone 
a complete redesij 
Visit the new site today. 


For additional LVC news, photos, and more, check out The Valley Online Companion. 

Class News & Notes 

Dr. Peter Riddle '61 is retired from Acadia 
University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where 
he still teaches part time. He recendy pub- 
lished three works of fiction: Whistle Up 
a Windy a sailing adventure set in Nova 
Scotia; The Summer of the Kittens; and The 
Painted Ponies of Partequineus. The last two 
tides are short novels in one volume for 
young readers. 

Richard G. Felty '63 serves as a member 
of the board of directors of the Center for 
Spiritual Formation in Carlisle. His wife, 
Joy Klingler Felty '65, sings with the vocal 
ensemble Jubilate under the direction of 
Dr. Robert Lau '65. 

Priscilla Brush Schwenk '63 retired in 
2004 from teaching at John Harris High 
School in Harrisburg. At the time of 
her retirement she was head of the math 

William G. Hughes, Esq., '65 retired 
from the full-time practice of law. He will 
remain as general counsel to the National 
Association of Federal Veterinarians, based 
in Washington, D.C., a position he has 
held since 1972. 

Nancy Robinson Learning '69 is the 

former chief executive officer of Tufts 
Health Plan based in Massachusetts. She 
currendy sits on three public company 
boards of directors, and resides in the 

Turks and Caicos Islands in the winter. 
David Leigh '69 is an enrichment lecturer 
on cruise ships to both the Caribbean and 
Canadian maritime provinces. In the past 
year he and his wife, Ann, have taken six 

Dr. Jonna-Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum '69 

recently published the last book in a series 
of three novels relating to Mozambique, 
tided Unpredictable Crossing. Although her 
two previous novels, Malarial Fevers and 
Unspoken Farewell, are based on the lives of 
real people, Unpredictable Crossing is com- 
pletely fictional, but uses characters from 
Unspoken Farewell. Mandelbaum was a 
speaker last October for LVC s colloquium, 
Age of Terror. 

Carl L Marshall '69 was elected a presi- 
dent of the Mid-Atlantic Region for the 
National Rehabilitation Association. 

Patricia A. Pingel '69 retired in April as 
program manager of the Pennsylvania 
Department of Conservation and Natural 
Resources, Office of Conservation Science. 

Nancy Hollinger 
Enders 70 retired 
as elementary vocal 
music teacher for the Hempfield School 
District. She continues as director of music 
at Trinity United Church of Christ in East 

Join the Mathematical Sciences Department in Saying 

'Thank You" to Dr. Bryan Hearsey 

To thank Dr. Bryan Hearsey for his nearly 40 years of teaching and to honor 
his work in creating our flagship Actuarial Science Program, the Mathematical 
Sciences Department has announced a fund drive to secure $100,000 to endow 
the Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science.The scholarship will 
provide financial aid for deserving students studying actuarial science, as well 
as provide an incentive for drawing future students to the program. 

If you'd like to honor Dr. Hearsey for his dedication to the Valley and the 
Actuarial Science Program, please send a check written to "Lebanon Valley 
College" and indicate that it is to be credited to the Hearsey Scholarship. 
Or, you can go online to and choose "Hearsey 
Scholarship" from among the giving options. 

Questions, comments, and fun memories or stories about Dr. Hearsey may be 
shared with Dr. Patrick Brewer, associate professor of mathematical sciences, 
at or 717-867-6082. 


Dr. David E. Myers 70 is the director of 

the School of Music at the University of 


The Rev. Dr. George E. Zeiders '70 is 

the senior pastor at St. Paul's United 
Methodist Church in State College, a 
position he has held since June 2007. 

Linda Ammlung McAlpin 71 is a long- 
time active member of the Philadelphia 
Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an 
international music fraternity. She chaired 
the nominating committee for the national 
convention in Chicago this past summer. 
While a student at LVC, Linda was an 
active member of the Delta Alpha Chapter. 

Sue E. Bowman 72 is a part-time corre- 
spondent for Lancaster Farming and writes 
a weekly column, tided "Rural Ramblings." 

Lawrence M. Larthey III 72 retired as 
principal of the Jim Thorpe Area School 
District, after more than 35 years in 
education. He was awarded an honorary 
state life membership in the Pennsylvania 
Congress of Parents and Teachers, and 
a lifetime achievement award by the 
Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association. 

Linda Holubowicz Rhine 72 retired in 
2003 from the Dade County Public 
School System in Florida after 30 years 
of teaching. She is working on masters 
degrees in both education administration 
and theology, and teaches special needs 
children. Her book, The Ivory Buttons, was 
published by Publish America. 

Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 retired in 
2008 from the Dallastown Area School 
District after serving more than nine years 
as the director of special education. Prior 
to that, she worked for 27 years in the 
South Eastern School District. 

Frances Stachow Seeger 72 was named 
executive director at Channels Food 
Rescue of Lemoyne. 

Dr. Anthony T. Leach 73 has been named 
Pennsylvania State University's second 
Penn State laureate. He is an associate 
professor of music and music education 
in Penn State's College of Arts and 


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Dr. J. Scott Deiter 74 is the chair of the 
Federal Laboratory Consortium, based in 
Indian Head, Md., comprising all federal 
labs in the country. 

Gregg E. Townsley 74 is employed by 
Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, Ore. He has 
five grandchildren. He competes nationally 
in his new hobby, Cowboy Fast Draw. 

John G. Fenimore 75 is the director of 
curriculum for Edison Public Schools in 
Edison, N.J. 

Tom Ward 75 was recendy named 
general manager of Vermeil Wines in 
Napa Valley, Calif. The winery is owned 
by Dick Vermeil, the former National 
Football League head coach who led the 
Philadelphia Eagles to the their first-ever 
Super Bowl Championship appearance in 

Wayne R. Greksa 76 is the financial 
manager for Anne Arundel County in 

Susan Hollowed Cooper, Esq. f 77 is 

the domestic relations hearing master for 
Lebanon County. Her son, Neal, is an 
Army medic who deployed in September 
2008 to Iraq with the Pennsylvania 
National Guard 56th Stryker Brigade. 
Another son, Brian, started his junior year 
at Bucknell University, and her third son, 
Grant, is a senior at ELCO High School 
in Myerstown. 

Humanities Center Weathervane 

Long ago, a flag flew from the cupola high above the 
Humanities Center. So this summer, as $2.3 million worth 
of exterior restoration continued on the 1905 building, Don 
Santostefano, LVC's senior director of facilities management, 
got to thinking. He knew a flag pole required too much 
maintenance. But wouldn't a weathervane look nice up there? 

It was July when he brought the idea to Christopher 
Miller, the project's restoration architect, who agreed it 
would. LVC President Stephen MacDonald liked the idea, too. 
But the reconstruction was proceeding at such a rate that a 
custom-made copper weathervane would 
need to be in place in just two weeks. 
Santostefano scoured the Internet before 
finding The Weathervane Factory in Bar 
Harbor, Maine. It turned out the company 
couldn't accept the rush order for the 41- 
inch long and 38-inch high weathervane 

unless the 70-year-old artisan who would have to create it- 
very quickly — took a shine to the project. He was, after all, a 
Yankee craftsman, complete with a strong Down-East accent 
and an independent streak. 

Some college weathervanes feature their mascots. But 
visions of LVC's Dutchman flying north, south, east, and 
west just didn't seem suitable for one of the oldest buildings 
on campus. It turned out that The Weathervane Factory 
had already created a weathervane featuring a single letter 
superimposed on a banner. That gave Santostefano another 
idea: How about using the College's well-known LVC initials 
on the banner? Fortunately, the Yankee craftsman approved 
of the design, and two weeks later, the custom, copper 
weathervane arrived on campus. 

Workers assembled it on the ground in preparation for 
mounting it the next day, but something troubled Santo- 
stefano as he drove home that night. Suddenly, it came to 
him. They had assembled the east-west arm of the vane 
backwards! He was just glad to have noticed that before 
Harold "Chip" Schwalm, director of building maintenance, had 
climbed up to the cupola with the contractors to secure it to 
the old flagpole base. 

The cupola is now copper clad, instead of painted, to cut 
down on future maintenance. When the copper cupola and 
weathervane age to a soft green patina, the lead-coated 
copper LVC letters will gradually become more noticeable. 

Santostefano looks forward to driving by in 20 years and 
saying to himself, "I was a part of that! " 

By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07 
Cusick is LVC's director of media relations. 

FALL 2009 


Class News & Notes 

Robert C. Shoemaker 77 was elected to 
the Leadership Lancaster board. He is 
executive vice president of the Bank of 
Lancaster County. 

Dennis J. Weidman 77 was named a part- 
ner with Simon Lever LLP, in Lancaster. 

Ronald R. Afflebach 78 is the vice presi- 
dent of human resources for Rutters 
Companies in York. 

Jack L Hobaugh Jr., Esq., 78 has rejoined 
the firm Blank Rome LLP, as an associate 
in the intellectual property litigation group, 
and is based in its Washington, D.C., office. 

Carolyn Steffy Rozman 78 is a sales manager 
for Home Care Angels, a non-medical in- 
home care company in Hershey. She is also 
serving as curriculum specialist for Straw- 
berry Garden Preschool in Harrisburg. 

Melinda Manwiller Rentz 79 is a music 
teacher in grades K-6 at Washington 
Elementary School in the Boyertown 
School District. She has been the director 
of music at Calvary Lutheran Church for 
27 years. 

Jennifer L Bowen '81 

is the principal of Pine 
Grove Area Elementary 

Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 is the director 
of music for Tree of Life Lutheran Church 
in Harrisburg. 

Dr. Deanna Metka Quay '84 is a chemistry 
teacher at Northern Lehigh High School 
in the Northern Lehigh School District in 

Richard Bradley '87 is the senior vice 
president of Management Resource 
Services in Baltimore, Md. 

Mark Clifford '87 is a senior mortgage 
consultant at Diamond Mortgage & 
Investments, LLC, in Gainesville, Ga. 

Jami Jennings Verderosa '87 is the 

principal of West-Oak Middle School in 
Westminster, S.C. 

Vince Bulik '88 has been named to 
the board of the Pennsylvania Dutch 

Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is 
also general manager of the Lancaster 
Barnstormers professional baseball team. 

James P. Eckman '89 is a customer 
engineer IV at Applied Materials in 
Manassas, Va. 

Jo Ellen Lite A'89 has been renamed a 
member of the Pennsylvania Farmland 
Preservation Board by the Pennsylvania 
Department of Agriculture. She is also a 
Lebanon County commissioner. 

Dr. April Horning 
Hershey '91 is the 

superintendent of 
the Warwick School 
District in Lititz. 

Dr. Rodney J. Paul '92 was recendy pro- 
moted to professor in the department of 
finance at St. Bonaventure University in 
New York. He has authored 40 academic 
articles in the fields of economics and 

Dr. Diane West Wenger '92 recendy re- 
ceived tenure and promotion to associate 
professor of history at Wilkes University 
in Wilkes-Barre. Her book, A Country 
Storekeeper in Pennsylvania, was published 
in December 2008 by Penn State Press. 

Helen Major Lytle '93 works part time in 
the family business, Mallard Contracting, 
in Mt. Carmel, and enjoys being a mother 
to Abbey, 9, and Nathan, 4. 

Laura S. Shepler '93 is the assistant prin- 
cipal of Wilson High School in West Lawn. 

Scott A. Mongo '95 is an adjunct professor 
at Eastern University. He also teaches 
language arts at Delran Middle School in 
New Jersey. 

Mike Rhoades '95 has been named assis- 
tant mens basketball coach at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. He had spent 
the past 10 years as head coach at Randolph- 
Macon College in Virginia. 

Jason Say '95 and a partner are producing 
a national hunting show, Wired Outdoors, 
for the Sportsman Channel. 

Timothy Welliver '95 is the principal at 
Muncy Jr./Sr. High School in the Muncy 
School District. 

1st Lt. Susan Deborah Fuchs '96 is cur- 
rently deployed in Afghanistan. She is a 
member of the U.S. Army with Alpha 
Company XO. 

Anne V. Seals '96 is a behavioral health 
specialist in the adult community autism 
program through Keystone Autism Services 
in Harrisburg. This is the first program of 
its kind in the commonwealth and appears 
to be the first in the nation. 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 is the 

director of web communications and new 
media at LVC. 

William T. Kepler M'97 is the executive 
vice president of the commercial banking 
group and a member of the senior man- 
agement team at Fulton Financial Corp. 

Thomas L. McCurdy '97 is the business 
office supervisor at Community Life Team, 
Inc., a division of Pinnacle Health System, 
Inc., in Harrisburg. 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is writing 
for Knowledge@Wharton at the Wharton 
School of the University of Pennsylvania, 
as well as Philadelphia's Metro newspaper, 
Grid magazine, and Newsweek. 

Mary Bullock Neyer '97 was recognized 
as Teacher of the Year for the 2008-2009 
school year at Kingsway Middle School in 
Woolwich Township, N.J. 

Jonathan M. Sensenig '97 is the project 
manager for Wickersham Construction 
and Engineering in Lancaster. 

Robert D. Ford '98 is the vice president 
and anti-money-laundering director at 
Commerce Bank/Harrisburg of Swatara 

Timothy A. Frantz, Esq., '98 opened his 
own law office in Leesburg, Fla. 

Amanda E. Hoffman '98 is the marketing 
coordinator at Raudenbush Engineering 
Inc., in Middletown. 


The valley 

Meiko Mori '98 is a school psychologist in 
the District of Columbia Public Schools in 
Washington, D.C. 

Jennifer L Yocom '98 is the arts and 
culture policy director for Portland, Ore. 

Cherie Forry Houck '99 is the manager of 
the request for proposals administration 
at United Concordia Companies, Inc., in 
Harrisburg. Her husband, Matt Houck '99 f 

teaches sixth grade in the Steelton-High- 
spire School District. 

Craig Underwood '99 is the media services 
manager at Moravian College in Bethlehem, 
as well as an adjunct instructor in music 
recording technology at LVC. His wife, Lisa 
Epting Underwood '98, works part time for 
Lehigh Carbon Community College in Sch- 
necksville, and cares for their three children, 
Madeline, 8, Ryan, 6, and Jacob, 3. 

JWFaW Kimberly Bard Eshle- 

■ ^m T ^m I ma n '00 teaches first 
AVVAVrA grade at Myerstown 

Elementary School in 
the Eastern Lebanon County School District. 
She and her husband, Matthew, have two 
children, Kayden, 3, and Adler, 2. 

Jeffrey N. Eynon '00 is a web developer II 
with Guardian Life Insurance Company of 
America in Bethlehem. 

Musical Gifts 


Catharine Dunkle Elliott '43 and her husband, Edwin Elliott, were 
sweethearts in kindergarten who found each other again 
much later in life. They live in Linden Village, an assisted-living 
community in Lebanon. Due to health issues, "Catie" Elliott, 
who taught piano for more than 60 years, no longer plays the 
piano, paints, or reads. Yet, she desired nothing more than the 
opportunity to hear a great piano concert. 

When Michele Kendy, program services coordinator at 
Linden Village, heard of Elliott's wish, she decided to help 

her dream come true. Through the Heart's Desire program 
at Linden, Kendy has arranged for golf cart rides and visits to 
the circus for other residents. For Elliott, she sought tickets 
to attend a recent concert at Lebanon Valley College featuring 
the internationally renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez. 
Elliott was an honored guest at the Sept. 27 concert where 
she met Rodriquez after the performance. 

A Harrisburg native, Elliott first came to Lebanon Valley 
College in 1939 on a full scholarship in piano. Her father, Lloyd 
Dunkle, was first violinist with the Harrisburg Symphony, and 
her mother, Grace, was a painter. She grew up surrounded 
by classical music and studied piano performance and 
conducting at LVC before graduating in 1943. 

"Music has been my life—I have always rejoiced in the 
opportunities and joy it has given me. This is my 62nd year 
of private piano teaching," she wrote to the College prior 
to her 50th reunion in 1993. "[I took] time out for babies 
and family," wrote the mother of three, "and had 20 years 
experience in public and private schools as music department 
head. I'll always be grateful to Miss [Mary] Gillespie and Dr. 
[Edward] Rutledge and all the others," she said of her music 
professors at LVC. Elliott later earned a master's degree 
from Columbia University Teacher's College in New York, 
and pursued further study at many fine institutions including 
the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore; the Hartt College of 
Music in Hartford, Conn.; Washington University in St. Louis; 
the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; and the Haydn 
Konservatorium in Austria. 

By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07. 
Cusick is LVCs director of media relations. 

FALL 2009 


Class News & Notes 

Lisa Dickey Moss A'OO is a real estate agent 
with Stout Associates, Inc., in Temple. 

Cheryl Lukeski 
Ambruch '01 is the 
marketing director at 
Miles Technologies in 
Moorestown, N.J. 

Bryan Cutler, Esq., '01 is an attorney with 
the law firm Nikolaus and Hohenadel, with 
offices in Lancaster, Ephrata, and Columbia. 
He is a member of the Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives and serves as the state 
representative for the 100th Legislative 

Trent A. Hollinger '01 is the director of 
bands and assistant professor of music at 
Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Miss. 
He was previously a graduate assistant in 
wind conducting and music education at 
the Peabody Conservatory. He was also an 
assistant conductor of the Peabody Wind 
Ensemble, Peabody Preparatory Youth 
Orchestra, and Peabody Camerata. 


Diana D. Bashinsky '02 

is the deputy treasurer 
for the Schuylkill 
County Treasurer s 
Office in Pottsville. 

Ellen Ditmer '02 is a vocal music teacher 
in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School 
for the Performing Arts in Bethlehem. She 
teaches piano technique, music theory, and 
music history to grades 9-12, and directs 
the underclassmen choir. 

Kara R. Kinsey '02 is a content developer 
in the Advanced Design Center at The 
Edcomm Group in Fort Washington. She 
enjoys music and local travel. 

Dr. Meredith McGinley '02 received her 
doctorate in developmental psychology 
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
She is a visiting assistant professor at 
Northern Illinois University. 

Dianna Wiley '02 received her masters 
degree in public administration in 
December 2008 from Strayer University. 

Jennifer Menser '03 is a fifth-grade 
teacher at South Lebanon Elementary 

School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School 
District. In June 2008, she received a Japa- 
nese Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship, 
and in 2009, she was a National Endow- 
ment for the Humanities grant winner. 

Marilyn K. Shafer M'03 

is a retail banking sales 
manager for Ephrata 
National Bank. 

Molly Spangenberg '03 received her 
masters degree in music education in 
January from George Mason University in 

Gina Geib White A'03 received her masters 
degree in business administration in 
December 2008 from Alvernia University 
in Reading. 

Dana Herendeen 
DeGrande '04 received 
her master s degree in 
counseling psychology 
in 2007 from Immaculata University. She 
is an elementary school counselor in the 
Franklin Lakes School District in New 

Jennifer L Porreca '04 received her 
masters degree in sports and recreation 
administration in May 2007 from Temple 
University in Philadelphia. She is the 
assistant director of academic support for 
athletics at Villanova University. 

Jon-David "J.D." 
Byers '05 received his 
master s degree in May 
2009 from Fairleigh 
Dickinson College in Madison, N.J. He 
was selected for membership in Beta 
Gamma Sigma, the international honor 
society for collegiate schools of business. 

Natalie Rae Decker '05 received her 
masters degree in special education in May 
2009 from West Chester University. She 
received her certification in elementary 
education in July 2009 from Chestnut 
Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a 
kindergarten autistic support teacher for 
the Delaware County Intermediate Unit in 
Glen Mills. 

Daniel J. Gallagher '05 is a computer 
and technology teacher for grades K— 4 
at Enfield Elementary School in the 
Montgomery County School District in 
Oreland. He also is the scouting advisor 
to the Nu Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 

Andrew T. Moser '05 is a research analyst 
for State Representative Robert Donatucci, 
majority chairman of the Liquor Control 

Laura Burdick 
Bradley '06 received 
her master's degree 
in special education 
and elementary education in May 
2009 from the California University of 
Pennsylvania. She is a behavioral specialist 
consultant and program coordinator 
with Northwestern Human Services in 

Brendon Herr '06, Port Deposit, Md., 
has been named LVC assistant ice hockey 
coach. Herr is a former Dutchman ice 
hockey player. 

Todd Snovel '06 has been promoted to 
associate director of annual giving at LVC. 

Sarah L Van De Weert '06 received her 
master s degree in political communication 
in December 2008 from the University at 
Albany, SUNY. She is a legislative director 
in the New York State Assembly for 
Assemblyman Philip Boyle. 

Jamie Wenrich '06 received her masters 
degree in integrated marketing communi- 
cations in December 2008 from West 
Virginia University. She works in business- 
to-business public relations at Godfrey in 

Dr. Jodi L Faust '05 f 
D'07 is a staff physical 
therapist at PRO 
Physical Therapy in 
Wilmington, Del. 

Christopher M. Frederick '07 is a second- 
level staff accountant with SF & Company 
in York. 


The valley 

LVC Inaugurates Short-Duration Study 
Program in the Netherlands 

As part of the inaugural Business and Economics Department 
short-duration study abroad program in Maastricht the 
Netherlands, Valley students visited two LVC graduates who 
work at the world headquarters of Bayer in Leverkeusen, 
Germany. Gail Sanderson, associate professor of accounting, 
directed the program and arranged for the group to visit Kevin 
Gerchufsky '93, '96 and Tatjana Cuic '96, 98 who are married 
with two children. 

Gerchufsky gave a presentation on Bayer's business. Cuic, who 
was on maternity leave, joined the group for lunch. Afterwards, 
Gerchufsky led the group on a tour through the company's 
Japanese Garden, established by Bayer for employee stress 
relief, and its "BayKomm" commualcationt center for an 
overview of the company's products and worldwide operations. 

Gerchufsky, who has LVC degrees in chemistry and computer 
science, has worked at Bayer Healthcare since 1992. His work 
with the company has taken him from Myerstown, Pa., to 
Elkhart, IhcrT, to Leverkeusen, Germany, where in 2001 he 
became an information technology laanager involved with 
information technology quality and compliance, 

Cuic also was a double major, graduating from LVC with 
degrees in chemistry and music. 

FALL 2009 


Class News & Notes 

Jeffrey A. Linn '07 is the head of sound for 
the touring Big Apple Circus. 

Jennifer L Parks '07 teaches second grade 
at Mary Shoemaker Elementary School in 
the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School 
District in Woodstown, N.J. She also coaches 
basketball and softball at Woodstown High 

Michael G. Wilhelm '07 is a second-level 
staff accountant with SF & Company in York. 

LVWV^W Jeanne Donlevy 

I ■ )2i Arnold H ° 8 was 

AVrijH^M named to the board 

of Ronald McDonald 
House Charities of Central Pennsylvania. 

Melissa M. Carvajal '08 is an enrollment 
assistant with the Lancaster campus of 
Central Pennsylvania College in East 
Pennsboro Township. 

Darnell A. Epps '08 is a teaching assistant 
in the music department at Washington 
State University, Pullman Campus. 

Elizabeth Joy Eynon 08 is a middle school 
choral/general music teacher in the Penn- 
Delco School District in Aston. 

Sharon Lee Hall '08 is the development 
coordinator of the Community Action 
Committee of the Lehigh Valley — Second 
Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and 
Northeast Pennsylvania, in Allentown. 

Ryan A. Morrow '08 is the director of 
music at First Moravian Church of Easton. 
Ryan's great-grandfather held the position 
for 19 years before leaving in 1929. His 
grandmother took over the position in 
1935 and continued for 73 years. 

Chad E. Porter '08 is a project engineer 
with J. Vinton Schafer & Sons in 
Abingdon, Md. 

Other News 

The Rev. Dr. Daniel L Shearer '38 and his 
wife, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36, celebrated 
their 70th wedding anniversary on June 7. 
The event was in Willow Valley's private 
dining room in Lancaster with 38 family 
members in attendance. Dan writes that 
LVC has been an important part of his 
and Irmas lives since they first met in 
1934. Twelve family members, including 
himself and Irma, graduated from LVC 
and are grateful for the excellent liberal arts 
education provided by the College. Dan 
was elected to LVC's Board of Trustees in 

Shirley Warfel Knade '56 is active in 
her community by serving on the board 
of the Lycoming County Historical 
Society, Preservation Williamsport, the 
Community Concert Association, Florence 
Crittenton Services, and the Family Health 
Council of Central Pa. 

Donald Umberger '56 and his wife, 
Florence, celebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary on June 20. He is the former 
owner of Umberger s of Fontana, where 
he is still employed. He has been a South 
Annville Township supervisor for 40 
years and is a member of the Farmland 
Preservation Board. 

Marilyn Rinker Jennerjohn '62 received 
the first-place award in the 2008 Yorkfest 
Adult Literary Competition at York Arts, 
for her short story, Taken In. 

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Barbara Turkington Whitney '69 reports, 
"Retirement in Maine is wonderful! It's 
beautiful here, with great hiking and 
kayaking, and lots of snow." 

James M. Rife 70 was inducted into the 
York Area Sports Hall of Fame. In 1966, 
Jim signed a professional baseball contract 
and was a minor league catcher with the 
Boston Red Sox until 1968. He has been a 
high school and college basketball official 
for more than 40 years and has officiated 
in both the NIT and NCAA tournaments. 

Karen Rothrock Selzer 72 (Above, right) 
and her nephew, Michael Grysinski '10, 

recendy visited Neidig-Garber Science 
Center. Karens father — Michael's grand- 
father—was William A. Rothrock III '48. 
The family made a gift to the science 
program in his memory during the Great 
Expectations Campaign. 

Ingrid Peterson '87 recently completed her 
Teaching English as a Second Language 

Eric J. Laychock '03 received his masters 
degree in finance in June 2009 from 
The George Washington University in 
Washington, D.C. 

Jennifer Keller Kapp '04 received her 
master s degree in teaching and curriculum 
in May 2009 from The Pennsylvania State 



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Suzanne H.Arnold 



. x h i b i t i n s 


< The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia 
Society Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints 

October 23-December 13, 2009 

Utagawa Fusatane, A Scene from Act IX of The Treasury of the Loyal 
Retainers, 1852, woodblock print, 16 7/g x 21 W-\6 inches, courtesy 
of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 

Carol Brown Goldberg 

January 15-February 21, 2010 

Listening to Ivy: Rushing Toward Red, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 
84 X 72 inches, courtesy of the artist. 

« Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Grandeur of Rome 

March 5-April25, 2010 

Veduta del Sepolcro di Pisone Liciniano su I'antica via Appia...Sepolcro 
dellafamiglia Cornelia..., 1764, from Le Vedute di Roma, 1748-78, 
etching, 26 V4 X 34 V 2 inches, courtesy of Blair-Murrah Exhibitions. 

39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

April 30-May 9, 2010 

* Carol Galligan 


Transformation, 2004-05, mixed media on canvas, 54 X 84 
inches, courtesy of the artist. 

Lebanon Valley College 

Call 717-867-6445 or visit 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5 p.m. -8 p.m. • Thursday and Friday, i p.m. -4:30 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday, n a.m. -5 p.m. • by appointment for groups 

In Memoriam 

Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58. LVC Trustee Emeritus 

Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58, a trustee emeritus at Lebanon Valley 
College, died May 17, just one day after he was awarded a Doctor 
of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from LVC, his beloved alma 
mater. He was 75. Glick was unable to attend Commencement 
ceremonies at LVC due to his illness. He passed away in the 
Lebanon home he shared with his wife, Elizabeth Rose "Libby" 
Speicher Glick '58, whom he married nearly 51 years ago 
following their LVC graduation. 

In his remarks at Commencement, LVC President Stephen C. 
MacDonald called the longtime Lebanon accountant and 20-year 
trustee, "a son of this College [who] has been one of the rocks of 
this institution which he has loved for more than one-half century 
... Darwin was a leader on the board and in all the activities of the 
College during a period of tumultuous change and unprecedented 
growth. He was a guiding force and a wise counsel for three 
presidents at the College, and engaged in successful fundraising 
activities on a scale never before attempted at the Valley." 
MacDonald went on to say that Glick was "a shrewd judge of 
people and of economic realities, [who] served ably as chair of 
the College's Advancement Committee ... his honesty and lack 
of personal pretense commended him immediately to his friends 
and colleagues. People trust Darwin Glick." 

"Darwin was a treasured friend of the College and especially 
the advancement staff, and will be sorely missed," says LVC's vice 
president for advancement, Anne Berry, who worked closely with 
Glick for many years. 

MacDonald wrote after Click's passing, "We know that Darwin 
derived great satisfaction from the knowledge that his alma mater 
was bestowing this honor upon him. He joked with his physicians 
that now he was going to be a doctor, too." 

Born in Lewistown on Oct. 17, 1933, Glick was a son of the 
late Aaron and Elva Faust Glick. The family moved to Lebanon 
in 1939, and he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1951. 
He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, some of it during the 
Korean War. After the war, Glick enrolled at LVC and received 
his bachelor's degree in economics in 1958. He served on LVC's 
Board of Trustees from 1989 until his death, and was chair of the 
Development Committee from 1991 to 2001, as well as serving 
on other major fundraising committees for the College. He 
received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000. 

Glick practiced public accounting in Lebanon from 1958 to 1998 
and received his CPA in 1961. He served as president of Glick, 
Stanilla, and Siegel until his retirement. 

Glick was a member of numerous civic and community organi- 
zations, including the Lebanon Lions Club from 1966 until his death, 
serving as past president, past treasurer, and director. He 
received the Melvin Jones Award from the Lions in 2006. 

He also was a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 226 F & AM 
and several other Masonic organizations. 

Glick was a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital board of 
trustees from 1977 until his death, serving as past chairman and 
treasurer. He was board co-chair of Lebanon Mutual Insurance 
and had been a director since 1979. 

As a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, 
since 1959, he also was an elder, trustee, and treasurer. 

His other interests included golfing, cooking, and traveling. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Libby, are a son, Frederick L. 
Glick, and his wife, Ruth, of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Amy 
E. Glick, of Baltimore; grandchildren: Stephen Glick, of Lebanon; 
Brittany Miller, of Jonestown; Ashley Miller, of Baltimore; and 
Tyler Glick and Aaron Glick, both of Oceanside; brothers, Allen, 
and his wife, Marlene Glick, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Lee, and 
his wife, Pat Glick, of Coral Springs, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Mary 
Lou, wife of Ernst Hartline, Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Moyer '64, 
of Marysville. 




Esther Smelser Duke '34 died March 28 in Pordand, Ore., at the 
age of 98. She was retired from the Portland Public Schools as a 
special education teacher. 

Mildred Nye Fisher '34 died July 24 in Annville at the age of 97. 
She had been a clerk for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Lebanon, 
and worked as an assistant librarian at the Annville Elementary 
School. Nye was the last surviving member of the 1 930 graduating 
class of Annville High School. She was a member of Christ Church 
United Church of Christ in Annville, where she was a deacon, a 
member of the consistory, and served on the worship, education, 
and scholarship committees. Nye was a volunteer for the Annville 
Free Library. Among others, she was predeceased by two sisters, 
Edith Nye Good '25 and Quebe E. Nye '31. 

Christine Yoder Gerberich '38 died July 17 in Chesapeake, Va., 
at the age of 92. She was an accomplished pianist and could 
play every instrument in the orchestra. She taught school in 
Pennsylvania for many years and was an aspiring opera singer, 
headed for the New York stage until she moved to Maryland to 
assist her husband with his veterinary practice. Gerberich loved to 
ice skate, play golf, tennis, and pinochle. Among others, she was 
preceded in death by a brother, John B. Yoder Jr. '48. 

Elizabeth "Betty" Bender Ulrich '38 died April 10 in Texas at 
the age of 92. Ulrich was the founder and first librarian of Clear 
Lake's (Texas) Freeman Memorial Library and recipient of the 
state of Texas Outstanding Children's Library Award. In her honor, 
the children's area in the new Freeman Library is named "Bettys 
Place." She was an active member of the Webster Presbyterian 
Church for more than 40 years, and sang in its choir and organized 
the library. She volunteered thousands of hours in the community, 
including, Meals on Wheels, the Houston Public Library, and the 
pediatric library in Hermann Hospital. In 1979 she received the 
Siddie Joe Johnson Award from the Texas Library Association for 
her outstanding library service to the children of Texas. In 1980 
she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year of the Clear Lake 
Branch of the American Association of University Women. Among 
others, she was preceded in death by her rather, Dr. Andrew 
Bender, former professor and chair of the Chemistry Department 
at LVC; her step-mother, Ruth Engle Ulrich '15, former director of 
the School of Music at LVC; and her husband, Maj. Paul Theodore 
"Ted" Ulrich '38. 

Harlin Shroyer Kinney '39 died Jan. 23 in Lebanon at the age 
of 93. He was a retired general foreman from Bethlehem Steel 
Corp., Annville. Kinney was a member of Zion Evangelical 
Congregational Church in Annville and the American Chemical 
Society. He was a committee member of the Pennsylvania Dutch 
Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served on the board 
of the Annville Township Water and Sewer Authority. Surviving, 
among others, are a sister, Hazel Kinney Peiffer '49, and cousins, 
Fran Shroyer Bova '54, Ann Shroyer Shemeta '51, and Lois Shroyer 
Smith '65. He was preceded in death by brothers Dr. Alvin Kinney '32 
and Dr. Charles Kinney Jr. '37. 

Donald G. Smith '39 died April 15 in Lebanon at the age of 
94. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Smith was a 
retired certified public accountant who worked for the former 
Robert Miller & Co., in Lebanon. He was a member of St. Lukes 
Episcopal Church, Lebanon, and was a volunteer with RSVP, the 
Good Samaritan Hospital, and Philhaven Hospital. 


Richard H. Baldwin '40 died Feb. 7 in York at the age of 96. He 
served four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radar operator in 
the 64th Fighter Wing in the European Theater during World War II. 
Baldwin taught history in the Red Lion School District from 1947 
until 1973. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church 
in Red Lion, where he served as Sunday school superintendent. 
Baldwin served as secretary and president of the Red Lion Dons Club 
and as governor of District 14-C of the Pennsylvania Lions Clubs. 
He was president of the Bonaire Country Club, Cotillion Club, 
University Club, York County Chapter of PA Association of School 
Retirees, and the Reuniting Members of the 64th Fighter Wing. 

David Franklin Lenker '40 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the 
age of 92. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and 
served in World War II as a flight instructor and in the Counter 
Intelligence Corps at the Pentagon. Lenker was the former vice 
president of Lenkerbrook Farms and a watercolor artist. After his 
retirement from Lenkerbrook Farms, he owned and operated the 
David Lenker Gallery in Hummelstown. Lenker was a member of 
St. Andrew's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Harrisburg. He also 
was a member and officer in numerous organizations including the 
Colonial Park Rotary Club (president); Harrisburg Art Association 
(president); Pennsylvania Watercolor Society; Harris Ferry 
Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; 
West Hanover Historical Society; and local Air Force Association 
(president). He was a 32nd— Degree Mason. He was preceded in 
death by his identical twin brother, Jesse Lenker '40. 

Harry N. Matala '43 died July 23 in Lebanon at the age of 88. He 
was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired 
from Lebanon High School, where he was a physical education 
teacher, assistant principal, and athletic director. Matala was a 
member of the Annville American Legion, the Lebanon VFW, the 
Lebanon Valley Sports Hall of Fame, LVC Sports Hall of Fame, 
the Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame, and the Lebanon 
YMCA. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Lebanon. 

Grace Smith Schillich '43 died July 17 in Cornwall at the age 
of 87. Her career as a librarian took her to many places, from 
Pennsylvania at Clifton Heights High School, to Canada at St. 
Dunstan's University, to the Nashville-Davidson Public Schools in 
Tennessee, and Woodland High School in Maine. Schillich enjoyed 
reading, gardening, home design, and interior decorating. She was 
an avid animal lover and appreciated the outdoors by walking and 
cross-country skiing. Among others, she is survived by a sister, 
Dorothy Smith Nelson '47. 

John E. Carbaugh '46 died Jan. 3 in Brighton, N.Y., at the age of 
85. He was retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves. Carbaugh retired 

FALL 2009 


In Memoriam 

as the director of athletics and physical education from Brighton 
Central Schools in Rochester, N.Y., after 22 years of service. He was 
named the Athletic Director of the Year for New York State in 1980, 
and had been president of the Section V New York State Public 
High School Athletic Association. Carbaugh was a member of the 
New York Physical Education Association; New York Teachers 
Association; the New York School Retired Teachers Association; 
and the Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Brighton, N.Y. 

George Lin wood Moore '47 died April 22 in Mansfield Township, 
N.J., at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during 
World War II in the 751st Chemical Depot Company of the 15th 
Air Force. Moore was a research chemist for Airco, Murray Hill, 
N.J., for more than 21 years, in which time he published many 
patents. He later worked for Air Products, Piscataway, N.J., before 
retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Covenant United 
Methodist Church in Plainfield, N.J. 

Evelyn Stonecipher Ward, Esq., '47 died July 12 in Delaware at the 
age of 82. At the age of 65, Ward decided to take flying lessons. She 
and her husband loved to fly planes and take small vacations. Ward 
was chair of the Goshen Towne chapter of Meals on Wheels. Ward's 
sisters, Verna Stonecipher Paine '43 and Virginia Stonecipher 
Mikionis '47 (deceased) attended LVC as did her niece, Karen 
Mikionis DiPietro (1967-1969). Wards father, Dr. Alvin H.M. 
Stonecipher, was a professor and dean at LVC from 1932 until 1962. 

Richard S. Zerbe '47 died June 16 in Camp Hill at the age of 83. 
He was a retired math teacher from Northern Lebanon High School. 
Prior to his teaching career, Zerbe worked for Sherwin Williams in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and New Jersey. He was a life member of St. Pauls 
United Church of Christ in SchaefFerstown. 

M. Kathleen Garis Bolger '48 died Jan. 29 in North Merrick, N.Y., 
at the age of 82. She taught vocal music at Northwest Jr. High School 
in Reading from 1948-1953 and at Merrick Avenue Jr. High School 
in New York from 1954—1961, and was a secretary at Buckley 
Country Day School in Roslyn, N.Y. Bolger received the Ford 
Foundation Fellowship in the 1953-1954 school year. Among 
others, she is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Bolger '49. 

Ralph Townsend Barnes Jr. '49 died April 30 in Fort Myers, Fla., at 
the age of 83. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Barnes spent 
his sales career with the Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, a 
Caterpillar dealership, retiring as sales manager of the Wilkes-Barre 
branch office. He was president of the Crestwood School Board 
and served on the board of the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit. 
Barnes was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Irem Temple 
Knights of the Mystic Shrine. He was a member of the Mountain 
Top United Methodist Church in Florida. 

John K. Carl '49 died April 20 in Baltimore, Md., at the age of 84. 
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a petty officer. 
In 1951, he started teaching math. After teaching, Carl worked as a 
software systems analyst with the Air Arm Division of the Westing- 
house Electric Corporation in Baltimore. He also worked in the 
Operations Research Office of Johns Hopkins University in Bethesda, 
and at the Engineering and Research Corporation in Riverdale. In 
I960, he joined NASA as an aerospace technologist and later as a 

contract manager. After retiring from NASA in 1985, Carl moved 
to Annapolis where he helped establish the Caring Network of 
Heritage Harbour, and the Heritage Harbour Health Group. Carl 
was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of 
Annapolis, a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, 
and a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31. Among 
others, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Carl Williams '77. 

Glenn E. Cousler '49 died July 13 in Media at the age of 87. He 
was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army First Infantry 
Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in Tunisia, 
Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and 
Central Europe. Cousler played the trumpet in the 16th Regiment 
Band for most of the war. He was a controller for a few local auto 
dealerships before retiring. Cousler was a member of Trinity Ruth's 
United Church of Christ in Spring Grove. 

George F. Patterson Sr. '49 died Jan. 29 in Florida at the age of 

86. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 
Patterson was the founder and chair of EUR Datacenter, Inc. He 
was an avid golfer and a proud member of the "Think Tank," a 
group comprised of his morning coffee buddies with whom he 
solved the problems of the world on a daily basis. 


Joseph Winfield Layser '50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of 

87. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 20th 
Air Force in India and the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Arena. 
Layser was a retired civil service worker for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Lebanon Church of the 
Brethren and served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. Layser s 
lifelong hobby was breeding fancy show pigeons. He spent 25 years 
promoting Pioneer seed corn on local farms. During his retirement, 
he was a volunteer caretaker of the Meyer Cemetery in Greble. 
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Ray A. Layser '50. 

Miriam Fuller Lemon '50 died Feb. 24 in Lebanon at the age of 

80. She was a retired kindergarten and music teacher from the 
Annville-Cleona (A-C) School District. Lemon was a member of 
the Annville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday 
school, sang in the choir, and served on the administrative board. 
She also was a member of the Annville Washington Band, played 
with the Hershey and Harrisburg symphonies, and served as 
president of the A-C School District Teachers Union. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, William K. Lemon III '50. 

Dr. John Harold Housman '51 died April 25 in Lancaster at the age of 

8 1 . He spent many years in Africa with Eastern Mennonite Mission, 
serving Shirati Hospital, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, treating leprosy 
and teaching in the nursing school. He performed and taught eye 
surgery in Somalia, and served two years at Deder Hospital in Ethio- 
pia. Housman was a "flying doctor," serving 19 clinics twice a month 
in the region of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Upon returning from Africa, 
he completed a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Thomas 
Jefferson University. In 1975, he went into private practice and retired 
in 1993. From 1994 to 1996 he returned to West Africa and taught 
cataract surgery and general ophthalmology to African physicians 
at the Eye Hospital in Kano, Nigeria. 



The Rev. Bernard E. Fogle '52 died July 9 in Gaithersburg, Md., at 
the age of 89. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, 
stationed in the Dutch East Indies, Leyte Island in the Phillippines, 
and Clark Field on Luzon. He received the Air Medal with oak leaf 
clusters. Fogle retired as a technical sergeant from the Army Air 
Force as a flight mechanic and crew chief. In 1955, he was ordained 
as a minister in the Otterbein Church in Hagerstown, Md. He 
served as pastor of the Fulton Avenue Church in Baltimore and the 
Siemers Memorial Church in Arbutus, Md. Fogle also served the 
Messiah Church in Glen Burnie, Md., before retiring in 1987. 
Throughout his ministry, he had a special relationship with the 
Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md. 

Mabel Gerhart Hollowell '52 died June 2 in Hershey at the age 
of 78. After attending LVC, she received her bachelors degree as 
a registered nurse. Hollowell worked in several hospitals prior to 
working with Dr. James Monteith in Annville. She retired from 
Northern Lebanon High School, where she was the school nurse 
from 1965 to 1993. Hollowell was a member of St. Johns United 
Church of Christ (UCC) in Jonestown, and was involved in the 
Annville UCC Home Auxiliary. She participated in Cleona Senior 
Citizens, New Horizons, Lebanon Educators Honor Society, and 
was a 48-year member of a pinochle card club. Hollowell was the 
education officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and 
enjoyed traveling by motorhome. Among others, she is survived 
by a daughter, Karen Hollowell Harner 76, a stepson, Dr. Richard 
Harner '75, and a brother, the Rev. Dr. Paul Gerhart '49. 

Lois Zeleka White Norris '52 died June 4 in Philadelphia at the 
age of 80. She worked in the medical field in such places as the 
Veterans Administration Hospital, the State Psychiatric Hospital, 
and Temple University, all in Philadelphia. Norris changed 
vocations and became a public school educator in Philadelphia 
for 21 years. She taught at Gillespie, Shoemaker, and Fitz Simone 
middle schools. Norris played piano and organ, served as a choral 
director, and was an accomplished alto. She was a life member 
of the African Methodist Episcopal Women's Missionary Society 
(WMS) and conducted many annual conference WMS day choirs. 
She also was among the leaders of the Philadelphia Conference 
Choir for many years. 

William L Jones '53 died May 23 in Dallastown at the age of 78. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Jones 
was an accountant with the former Motter Printing Press Co., 
retiring in 1990 as controller after 34 years of service. He was an 
active member of Zion United Methodist Church where he was 
a church treasurer, served as chair of the administrative board, 
and taught Sunday school. Jones was a member of the board 
of directors for the Quincy United Methodist Home. He was a 
member of the Red Lion School Board and the former Red Lion 
Country Club, and delivered meals as a volunteer for Mobile Foods 
in Red Lion. 

V. Darline Moyer Lancia '54 died June 3 in Henderson, Nev., at the 
age of 76. She was a Spanish teacher for more than 50 years. Landa 
had a great passion for Spanish culture, dance, and language. 
Among others, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard 
"Howie" V. Landa '55. 

Carol J. Smith '54 died May 1 in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 77. 
She was a U.S. Air Force wife, who traveled extensively with her 
family. Smith and her husband retired to Sanibel Island in the 1980s. 
Due to her husband s travel with the Air Force, she concentrated 
on private lessons, church choir, and church organist work. 

Nancy Wolf Jauss '55 died Feb. 14 in Carlisle. She was a longtime 
member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Harrisburg where she 
served as a member and president of the Lutheran Church Women. 
Jauss was an active member of and soloist in the church choir. She 
enjoyed reading, knitting, and music. Among others, she is survived 
by her husband of 53 years, David H. Jauss Jr. '55. 

Charles C. Kindt '57 died Feb. 14 in Harrisburg. He retired in 
1993 after teaching special education for 31 years. Kindt was a 
member of Bethany Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg. 

Donald R. Hole '58 died May 31 in Burke, Va., at the age of 75. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been a member of the 
elite U.S. Army Chorus stationed at Fort Meyer, Va., for almost 30 
years. After retiring from the Army, Hole started a fulfilling career 
as a travel agent, specializing in cruises. 

Claire L Swartz '59 died April 18 in Mount Joy at the age of 72. 
She worked at Harrisburg Hospital and later became the assistant 
director of nursing for Pleasant View Retirement Community in 
Manheim. Swartz was a member of St. Paul's United Church of 
Christ, Manheim, serving on the church consistory as an elder, 
deacon, and spiritual counsel. She also was involved with Women's 
Fellowship, the board of Christian education, the Sunday and 
Bible schools, senior and bell choirs. Her community involvement 
included the Manheim Historical Society, Manheim Veterans 
Ambulance Association, Manheim Community Library, Nearly-Nu 
Shop, Meals on Wheels, and the local Cub Scouts. 

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Carol Felty Earp '62 died June 4 in Hershey at the age of 69. 
She was a member of the Moravian Church in Lebanon, where 
she implemented the Sunday school program, and served on the 
Moravian Days Planning Committee, the Easter Fun Fair, and 
the Young at Heart. Earp taught in the Cornwall-Lebanon School 
District for more than 30 years and retired in 1996. She was active 
with the Friends of Stoever's Dam, planting flowers. Earp loved 
tending to her large garden, and once was on the front page of 
the Lebanon Daily News, which referenced her garden as "one of 
Lebanon's finest." Among others she is survived by her husband of 
48 years, Ralph N. Earp Jr. '62, a daughter, Betsy Earp Kreider '94, 
'99, and a brother, Dr. Jay A. Felty '54. 

Maj. John Michael Homan '62 died April 29 in Hershey at the 
age of 70. He retired as a Major after 20 years in the U.S. Air 
Force, and taught music and computer science at Holy Name High 
School, Reading. Homan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes 
Catholic Church, New Holland, and first vice president of the 
Reading Choral Society. 

FALL 2009 



Julie Reimold '09, D'll 
Physical Therapy Major 

Why Physical Therapy (PT) at LVC? Ever since my father was diagnosed with arthritis and had his first hip replacement, 
I've been intrigued by the people and processes of PT. His physical therapist guided him back to health and helped 
renew his life. I became fascinated by how one therapist could so drastically change a patient's life. Those experiences 
inspired me to help anyone I can. 

How Has LVC Had an Impact on Your Life? My experiences at LVC have enhanced my understanding of diversity 
among all types of cultures — I would not give that back for anything. I've found great friends at LVC and learned things 
about life I'll always remember. 

Community Service Involvement: I participate in Lebanon's Habitat for Humanity and get as much in return as I give. 
Every volunteer experience helps make me a better person and helps me learn who I am. 

Goals after LVC: I'm not clear yet on which field of PT I will pursue. I am leaning toward a specialty that will allow me 
to help others become more mobile or to rehabilitate after an injury or surgery. 

What Other Factors Helped Lead You to LVC? The scholarships and financial aid helped make a private college edu- 
cation affordable. Working on The Valley Fund phonathon, I now realize that this help would not be possible without 
the support of LVC alumni, parents, and friends. 

Final Thoughts: Your Valley Fund gifts have shaped my life. I hope you will become a part of someone else's story today. 

To make your gift, call 1.866.GIVE.LVC, use the enclosed return envelope, 
or visit • 1.866.LVC.1866 

Lebanon Valley College • 101 North College Avenue • Annville, PA 17003-1400 

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Alumni Weekend 
2010 is fast 

The weekend of June 
11-13 is sure to be a 
celebration, and we 
want you to be part of 
it We've packed the 
weekend with fantastic 
activities, including a 
variety of Alumni College 
sessions, family activities, and the annual Awards and 
Clambake dinners. Class years ending in 5 and are 
celebrating milestone reunions, but Alumni Weekend is 
for everyone. 

Don't delay — make your plans 
to return to the Valley!